8 – Health & Hospitals

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8 – Health & Hospitals

Council’s purpose is to have a full understanding of the Health and Hospital requirements of the
central Coast community and thus, to prepare, by September 2019, and in collaboration with Central
Coast civil society, a well-researched plan for the provision and retention of sufficient general
practitioner (GP) services, specialist services, dental services and public hospital facilities.

Elements/Actions:

8.1. Local Community Governance

8.1.1 Council will …

8.2. Central Coast Council:

8.2.1. GP services: Council will complete, publish, distribute, and consider the
recommendations of, a commissioned research study of Central Coast doctors, workers and
pensioners concerning GP service provision on the Central Coast (GP Provision on the Central
Coast).

8.2.2. Specialist services: Council will complete, publish, distribute, and consider the
recommendations of, a commissioned research study of Central Coast specialists, doctors,
workers and pensioners concerning specialist medical services provision on the Central Coast
(Specialist Medical Services Provision on the Central Coast).

8.2.3. Dental services: Council will complete, publish, distribute, and consider the
recommendations of, a commissioned research study of Central Coast dentists, academics,
workers and pensioners concerning dental services provision on the Central Coast (Dental
Services Provision on the Central Coast).

8.2.4. Hospital facilities: Council will complete, publish, distribute, and consider the
recommendations of, a commissioned research study of hospital workers, doctors, specialists,
patients & families concerning hospital, especially public hospital facilities & related services
on the Central Coast (Hospital Facilities & Services on the Central Coast).

8.3. NSW Government:

8.3.1. Standing Committee: Council will negotiate with NSW Government to establish an
oversight Board comprising Council-nominated medical and community personnel, academics
and NSW Government Departments.

8.3.2. Negotiate: Council will negotiate with NSW Government for the legislation, funding
and political support to provide for the recommendations in the reports concerning: GP
provision; specialist, dental and hospital services.

8.3.3. Campaigning: if required Council will campaign publicly to persuade Federal and
NSW Governments to provide legislation, funding and political support for the adequate
provision of GP, specialist, dental and hospital services.

8.4. Federal Government:

8.4.1. Council will negotiate directly with the Federal Government to modify policy and
funding such that the needs of Central Coast are met.

8.4.2. Council will campaign to persuade the Federal Government to modify policy and
funding such that the needs of the Central Coast are met.



No comments are available, as further direct community engagement will be available in the form of a special purpose “wiki” using the open source “Wikimedia” software which is used to power WikiPedia, to be launched shortly after the election at Central Coast Wiki for registration of interested residents to participate.