Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) covers a region of 131,785 square kilometres. It encompasses a major metropolitan centre, regional communities, with a small percentage of people located in remote communities. The estimated resident population is 920,370* people. Overall, the population is experiencing rapid growth and ageing, although several local areas are experiencing depopulation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 5.9* per cent of the population.
Significant achievements have been made in HNELHD to improve rural health services. These include building collaborations with partner health services and organisations to share expertise and skills, undertaking strategic and clinical planning, and continued improvements to health services and infrastructure.
*Source: ABS 2016 estimates Healthstats, NSW Ministry of Health
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