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South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
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Community Partnerships

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) has a strong commitment to ensuring we put the community at the centre of what we do. We go to the community, engaging people where they live, work and play to work in close partnership (co-production) to build on their strengths. Developing community partnerships in this way is especially important when we consider the needs of our priority populations, as we work towards achieving health equity.

We use a range of community partnerships approaches to maximise the opportunities for genuine engagement and consultation with our diverse community. These include facilitating face to face aspirational based community conversations, which move to community led action. Community led action is supported by our staff and small grants are provided where required.

Our Board Community Partnership Committee, ensures the community voice can influence community services. It does this by ensuring key organisations that provide services to the community are coordinating and collaborating on ensuring population health outcomes, via community centred inter-sectorial collaboration.

Community Partnerships works closely with our Non-Government Organisations (NGO), via a number of mechanisms including grant administration via our NGO coordination team. In 2016/17 approximately 51 grants will be provided to NGOs within the Local Health District with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of people in the community.

Our hospitals and community health services also have local Community Advisory Committees

  1. Prince of Wales and Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospitals and Health Services
  2. Royal Hospital for Women 
  3. St George Hospital and Health Services
  4. Sutherland Hospital and Health Services

A range of other community/stakeholder advisory committees are in place across the organisation to provide local communities with a voice. These include, but are not limited to, people with a lived experience of mental illness, hepatitis C, HIV, the Sydney Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Health Partnership and the Multicultural Health Stakeholder Advisory Committee. 

If you would like further information about the Community Partnerships Program please contact Amanda Justice, Community Partnerships Manager on 9332 9725 or email Amanda.justice@health.nsw.gov.au