The Government created a plan to improve people’s experience of health services by improving connection and collaboration between services located in the community such as general practice teams, pharmacists and physiotherapists (primary health care) and services located in hospitals (secondary health care).
The plan, called Better, Sooner, More Convenient, facilitated the development of health alliances to bring doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and physiotherapists (clinical staff), health managers, communities and people who use health services (consumers) together to make decisions about how, when and where health services are designed and delivered.
Our response to this need, and to the Government’s Better, Sooner, More Convenient plan, was to create an alliance – an agreement between parties to work together on common goals that would benefit us all. The CCN was born with a united vision: a connected health system, centred around people.We needed to do things differently. We needed to work together.