Public feedback strong for health roadmap



MORE than 100 submissions were received in response to the draft North Coast Area Health Service (NCAHS) Health Care Services Plan.

The Health Care Services Plan 2005-2008 is the primary strategic document for the delivery of clinical services to the 470,000-plus residents of the North Coast.

The plan is set to incorporate an extensive review of services and put forward recommendations for the service development at all hospitals in the region. Feedback on the draft 'roadmap' for the delivery of hospital and commu- nity health services across the North Coast closed on April 15.

NCAHS chief executive Chris Crawford said he was pleased with the level of feedback and work would now begin on reviewing the comments received from interested community members and clinicians.

"The next step is for the Area Health Service to consider developing another draft from the input we have received before submission to the Department of Health for approval," he said.



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