The Strengthening local health committees across regional NSW report, prepared by the Regional Health Division of NSW Health, discusses community engagement through local health committees. It presents the findings of a review and identifies five guiding principles to strengthen local health committees in regional NSW.
Community involvement in local health decision making plays a vital role in keeping people living in regional, rural and remote NSW healthy. The important work of structured local committees helps shape health services into the future.
Supporting the local health committee report is an
addendum which outlines in further detail consultation activities undertaken to inform the report and development of the five guiding principles.
The Regional Health Division supports local health districts to strengthen their committees by building connections, sharing insights and partnering for capability development across the system.
Keeping communities informed, building engagement and seeking feedback is one of six priorities in the
NSW Regional Health Strategic Plan 2022-2032 which provides a roadmap for the future provision of health services in regional, rural and remote NSW.