PHNs are not for profit, regionally based organisations which aim to strengthen primary care by redirecting frontline health services to improve health outcomes of the community.
Primary health networks (PHNs) have been established with the key objectives of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for individuals, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes. They also aim to improve coordination of care to ensure people receive the right care in the right place at the right time.
Our vision is supporting, strengthening and shaping a world class, person centred primary health care system. We work to achieve this by working directly with all key players including general practitioners, allied health, nurses, secondary care providers, local health districts and specialty health networks, local communities and non-government organisations to ensure improved health outcomes for people living and working in our region.
The Central and Eastern Sydney catchment spans 666.9 square kilometres. Our region stretches from Strathfield to Sutherland, as far east as Bondi, and also includes Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island. We are the second largest of the 31 primary health networks across Australia by population.
We are proud of our governance structure which incorporates allied health, community and general practice.