Western Victoria PHN receives flexible funding from the Federal Government to improve access to primary health services. The existing Allied Health Service funding which has historically been allocated to rural communities makes up a large component of flexible funding received by Western Victoria PHN.
Western Victoria PHN has spent over 12 months consulting rural health professionals, GPs, health services and communities about how best to deliver primary health care services at the local level.
Chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, dementia and mental health were identified as a priority for the region.
Following an extensive consultation process and rigorous review of funding, Western Victoria Primary Health Network issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the provision of Chronic Conditions Models of Care in Western Victoria, in the week beginning Monday 16 January and RFP submissions closed at 5pm on Monday 20 February 2017. This Process Timeline outlines its progression.
Western Victoria PHN developed a Rural Allied Health Services Context Paper, which provides an overview of the drivers for this commissioning program.
The Chronic Conditions Models of Care commissioning process is now complete. A list of providers can be found below.
Services will commence on 1 July 2017.
Western Victoria PHN has allocated over $5.3 million across the region for these services.
Existing funding levels have been maintained across the region.
Senior Manager Planning and Performance
03 5222 0822