In June 2017, the Government of Western Australia announced the Sustainable Health Review to prioritise the delivery of patient-centred, integrated, high quality and financially sustainable healthcare across the State.
Western Australians continue to enjoy excellent health outcomes and quality health services, however the system is under increasing pressure and the health budget continues to rise. We need to focus on value and innovation to further improve health outcomes; ensure safe and high quality services; improve patient experience; and drive clinical and financial performance.
The Sustainable Health Review will consider a range of key areas including:
- ways to improve patient pathways and transition including through primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare
- the mix of services across the system, including sub-acute, step-down, community and other out-of-hospital services to deliver care in the most appropriate setting
- ways to encourage and drive digital innovation, and the most effective use of new technology, research and data
- opportunities to drive partnerships across all sectors and levels of government
- ways to promote safer and more efficient services
- implementations of the review’s recommendations in the short, medium and long-term.