NSW Regional Health Strategic Plan 2022-2032 The NSW Regional Health Strategic Plan for 2022-2032 is specific to regional, rural and remote communities and will guide NSW Health’s strategic focus for the next 10 years. The plan is a roadmap for the future provision of health services that understands, and celebrates, the diverse and unique nature of regional communities.

The plan’s vision is: a sustainable, equitable and integrated health system delivering outcomes that matter most to patients and the community in regional, rural and remote NSW.

The Regional Health Strategic Plan identifies six strategic priorities to:

  • strengthen the regional workforce
  • enable better access to safe, high quality and timely health services
  • keep people healthy and well through prevention and education
  • keep communities informed, building engagement, seeking feedback
  • expand integration of primary, community and hospital care
  • harness and evaluate innovation to support a sustainable health system.

The plan aligns closely with Future Health: guiding the next decade of care in NSW 2022-2032 which provides the strategic framework and priorities for the whole system over the next 10 years. Continued collaboration and alignment of the plan with Future Health will lead to shared outcomes that improve regional health services and health outcomes for people living in regional, rural and remote NSW.

The plan also addresses issues raised in the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into health outcomes and access to health and hospital services in rural, regional and remote NSW.

A Priority Framework has also been developed for the first three years of the plan. This document describes some of the targets and current investment and initiatives that support the plan.

Over the next 10 years the plan will be regularly monitored and reviewed, to ensure effective planning, delivery, reporting and evaluation which is responsive to the needs of regional communities.

Current as at: Tuesday 21 February 2023
Contact page owner: Regional Health Division