‘World-class, patient-centred healthcare’: SWSLHD launch strategic plan

A significant investment in robotic surgery is part of South Western Sydney Local Health District’s Strategic Plan for the next four years.

Launched on Monday, the plan sets out how the District – which covers Fairfield and Liverpool Hospitals –  will continue to work towards a strong and innovative future.

SWSLHD chairman Professor Phillip Harris said the plan has been designed to meet the fastest growing and most diverse populations in NSW.

“It sets out how we will allocate our resources so we can provide a greater range of local services to ensure people receive safe and quality healthcare as close to home as possible,” he said.

The plan includes the launch of the Molecular Science Cyclotron Facility to fight cancer and  the opening of a dedicated Cancer Phase 1 Trials Unit.

It includes six strategic directions that will guide the District’s facilities and services over the coming years:

  1. Safe, quality care
  2. A healthy community
  3. Collaborative partnerships
  4. A healthcare system for the future
  5. Our people make a difference
  6. A leader in research and teaching

SWSLHD chief executive Amanda Larkin said their goal is to always provide patients with “world-class, patient-centred healthcare”.

“...and we will hold ourselves accountable to the high goals we have set,” she said.

“The Strategic Plan not only lays out how we will look after our patients over the next four years, but it also details how we will strive to be an employer of choice, working with and for our staff.”