16 November 2022
Stethoscpoe in foreground which wooden blocks labelled Urgent Care

NSW Health is seeking interest and models from general practices with capacity and capability to provide suitable urgent care services in line with the development of an urgent care system in NSW.

The South Western Sydney PHN has been asked by the NSW Health to coordinate the responses from interested general practices in our region and to prioritise these together with the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD).

General practices are therefore invited to submit Expressions of Interest to South Western Sydney PHN to become one of 25 NSW Health Urgent Care Services (UCSs).

Urgent Care Services form part of a broader vision for an ‘urgent care system’ in NSW to ease pressure on EDs and improve access to urgent care options for patients. The Commonwealth Government’s 50 Urgent Care Centres, 13 of which are setting up in NSW, are part of this vision.

These services are expected to provide community-based, person-centred care to eligible patients with urgent, but non-life threatening, illnesses or injuries who would otherwise attend an emergency department for treatment. These are patients who are usually ED non-admitted triage categories 3, 4 and 5.

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Expressions of Interest close 5pm, Friday, 2 December and must be submitted to Bianca Lean, Priority Populations Coordinator.

For more information call 4632 3000 or email enquiries@swsphn.com.au

This article appeared in Practice Pulse on Wednesday, 9 November 2022. If you are a GP, practice nurse or practice manager in South Western Sydney and do not get the weekly Practice Pulse email, speak to your Practice Support Officer.