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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 involving community members (consumers, carers, volunteers, the broader community and agencies) in the planning, co-design, delivery and evaluation of our services and programs. 

We are also keen for community members to have more control over the decisions being made concerning their own health and wellbeing and to be involved in other activities ensure accountability across the system.

We will use a range of community participation and engagement approaches to maximise the opportunities for genuine engagement and consultation with our diverse community. 

For example, we have formed a Board Community Partnership Committee, which reports to the Board. The purpose of this Committee is to ensure our organisation has a coordinated and comprehensive approach to partnering and engaging with individuals, local communities and with external agencies. 

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

  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 living with mental illness, hepatitis C, HIV, the Sydney Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Health Partnership and the Multicultural Health Stakeholder Advisory Committee. 

SESLHD administer grants through its Non-Government Organisation (NGO) Coordination Unit. In 2015/16 approximately 49 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.

If you would like further information about the Community Partnerships Program or the NGO Coordination Unit , please contact Amanda Justice, Community Partnerships Coordinator on 9540 8119 or email Amanda.justice@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au