Needs assessment work is on-going with a reporting requirement to the Department of Health.

Download the November 2017 Needs Assessment Update.

The needs assessment highlighted multiple and complex priorities for Gippsland’s health system and priorities for action by Gippsland PHN during 2016-18 were identified. They are summarised in the Gippsland PHN Priorities 2016-18 Snapshot. View a condensed version identifying the priorities.



1. Supporting people 2. Main health issues 3. Better health services 
Children (0-14 years) Alcohol and other drugs Access to services
Indigenous people Cancer Better use of technology
People with social economic worries  Diabetes Services working together
People with disabilities Heart related issues High quality care
People 65 years or over Immunisation  Enough trained health professionals
Young people (12-25 years) Mental Health
Chronic respiratory diseases
Reproductive/sexual health
  4. Prevention  
 Community connectedness  Family violence  Lifestyle factors