Our rural Health Council
Lachlan Health Council helps ensure a healthy community.
Health Councils were established in 1996 as a part of the restructure of rural health which required the amalgamation of several health districts to form Western NSW Local Health District
The mission of Health Councils are:
- To establish community input into health care in their own locality.
- To involve the community in the health care planning process.
- To make better use of the health care dollar by enlisting local knowledge.
The role of the Lachlan Health Council is:
- To advocate for the community.
- To communicate the local health issues to the board.
- To assist in future planning and development.
- To help identify community needs and work with the health services to deliver those needs.
- To meet monthly, taking to the committee any information appropriate to health care.
- To facilitate communications between Mid Western Area Health Service (MWAHS) and the community.
Objectives of the Lachlan Health Council are:
- To create and distribute an information brochure providing basic details about the Health Council.
- To publish each month the meeting minutes in the Champion Post and Bogan Times.
- To deliver the Lachlan Health Council's presentation package to at least 4 major forums over the 12 month period.
- To provide access for the Parkes and surrounding communities to the Health Council via email and a postal address.