Two services at Wellington are moving to strengthen their partnership in a bid to improve access to health care in the town.
Senior staff of the Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service (WACHS) officially welcomed Wellington Health Service (WHS) manager Sally Loughnan at a meeting earlier this month.
WACHS chief executive officer Darren Ah See anticipates regular meetings will take place in the future to work on enhancing services.
Ms Loughnan started in the leadership role with the Western NSW Local Health District (LHD) recently, bringing 20 years’ experience working as a senior nurse in the region.
“We were thrilled to be able to welcome Sally to the role and to Wellington and to orientate her with WACHS,” Mr Ah See said.
“Sally was joined at the meeting by general manager of the northern sector, Joy Adams, and it was very encouraging to discuss how we can forge closer partnerships to improve access to health care for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Wellington,” said Mr Ah See.
“WACHS has a lot of ideas and so does the LHD on how we can improve communication and processes to ensure that our community is accessing the right care at the right time and right place.
“We are looking forward to strengthening our relationship in future and will start by holding a regular meeting to iron out concerns and brainstorm ideas for enhancing services.
“On behalf of the staff at WACHS I would like to formally welcome Sally to the role and wish her all the very best success.”