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Public forums open for Sustainable Health Review

Western Australians are being encouraged to help shape the future of their health system, with 10 public forums for the Sustainable Health Review to be held throughout the State this month and in October.

Doctor with stethoscope (Source: File)

The public forums are the next step in an extensive engagement program being undertaken to ensure all Western Australians can contribute to the review. Public submissions are also open.

The WA public health system has grown enormously over the past 10 years and health spending has more than doubled in this time to about $9 billion.

WA’s population has grown by more than 25 per cent, emergency department attendance has increased by almost 50 per cent and hospital admissions have grown by 40 per cent.

The Sustainable Health Review examines the way health services are delivered to Western Australians to ensure that future generations will receive high-quality, patient-centred and sustainable health care.

The forums will be held in Perth, Broome, Bunbury, Albany, Northam, Port Hedland, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie.

For more details on how to register to attend a public forum or to make a public submission, visit http://www.health.wa.gov.au/sustainablehealthreview

Source: Government of Western Australia.