GLEN INNES HEALTH HUB FUNDING ANNOUCEMENT
Published on 09 February 2024
ALBANESE GOVERNMENT’S $1.5 MILLION INVESTMENT TO IGNITE INNOVATIVE HEALTHCARE TRIALS IN GLEN INNES AND BEYOND
Glen Innes Severn Council is delighted to hear the announcement that the Albanese Government has committed a substantial investment of $1.5 million to support innovative healthcare trials in rural and remote Australia, including our own Glen Innes Health Hub.
Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) will receive $1.5 million of funding over four years, which will support a Comprehensive Approach for Rural Engagement (CARE) Model: a place-based and person-centred multi-disciplinary health team.
Glen Innes Severn Council Mayor Rob Banham welcomed the $1.5 million investment, expressing optimism about the positive impact it will have on the health and well-being of the Glen Innes Severn community.
“Glen Innes Severn Council has actively supported HNECC PHN with this application, and today we celebrate a major milestone,” Cr Banham said.
“The Albanese Government's $1.5 million injection will enable us to explore healthcare trials that focus on developing and implementing solutions that bridge the healthcare gap in rural and remote communities and will pave the way for projects that have the potential to revolutionise healthcare delivery in our region.”
The grants are part of a $24.7 million, four-year Government investment under the Innovative Models of Care Program which trials new ways of delivering multidisciplinary primary care in rural and remote communities.
The trials involve healthcare professionals working together across disciplines to ensure Australians – no matter where they live – get the right care, at the right time, by the right team.
For more information on the program, please CLICK HERE.