Western NSW Primary Health Network and Oberon Council collaborate to produce first health snapshot

Western NSW Primary Health Network and Oberon Council collaborate to produce first health snapshot.

The Oberon Local Government Area Health Snapshot was launched on Wednesday 24 July. The Health Snapshot provides details on the health status of those living in the Oberon Local Government Area as well as available healthcare and community services. 

Andrew Harvey, CEO of the Western NSW Primary Health Network attended the opening and commented "creating this health profile with Oberon Council has provided an excellent opportunity for the Primary Health Network to collaborate with local government to create something for the community we work for.  The health snapshot also includes data from the Western NSW Primary Health Network Needs Assessment which we undertook last year and includes details of what the residents of Oberon told us were there health priorities, concerns about service gaps as well as how they view their own health”.

Mayor Kathy Sajowitz said that “this document will be of immense value to Oberon Council, it will provide a solid base from which we can lobby for government services and seek funding opportunities in the health and wellbeing space.  The profile not only highlights what we as a small community have in the way of health and allied services – but what we do not have. 

The 2019 Oberon LGA Health Snapshot can be viewed here

In the attached photo left to right: Councillor Mark Kellam, Western NSW PHN’s Fallon Gray and Western NSW PHN CEO Andrew Harvey, Oberon Council Mayor Kathy Sajowitz, Oberon Council General Manager Gary Wallace, NSW RDN General Manager Dave Karlson and Oberon Councillor Brenda Lyon.