Finalist for ​​Integrated Health Care

Mid​ North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD)

In 2014 Coffs Clinical Network identified a capacity issue for patients receiving Haemodialysis. They developed a partnership between the District and the Nambucca Healthcare Centre, implementing the innovative hub-and-spoke model.

The Nambucca Valley Dialysis Unit:

  • reduces travel time to 30 minutes or less to attend haemodialysis treatment
  • provides an integrated model of care with Active Imaging for Vascular Surveillance, Laverty Pathology for timely transportation and sampling of pathology specimens and Nambucca Healthcare for improved access to general practitioners, specialists and immunisation

Co-ordinating these services reduces:

  • the amount of time patients spend at medical appointments on non-dialysis days
  • cost of transport to appointments

Follow up between services for each patient is achievable, with the goal to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.​​​​​

Page Updated: Wednesday 26 October 2016