About us

Welcome to HealthChat

HealthChat is South Western Sydney Primary Health Network's dedicated platform for listening to the thoughts, opinions and ideas of all residents living in our region.

To help improve the health of our local community, we want an open dialogue and ongoing chat with consumers, healthcare providers and all people living in South Western Sydney on all things health.

We want to have a conversation with you, we want you to have your say on the future of local healthcare.


Who are we?

South Western Sydney PHN (SWSPHN) is a not-for-profit health organisation committed to enhancing and connecting primary healthcare so residents and patients achieve better health outcomes.

We do this by building networks and fostering partnerships with consumers, services, healthcare providers and the community so they can help us plan, design and commission top-quality, accessible health services that best support our local needs.

We also support general practitioners (GPs), practice nurses and other primary health providers to deliver the best possible care for their patients.

What is a Primary Health Network (PHN)?

PHNs work to reorient and reform the primary health care system by taking a patient-centred approach to medical services in their regions.

There are 31 PHNs across Australia which work to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes, and improving coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time.

All PHNs must:

  • Commission health services to meet the identified and prioritised needs of people in their regions and address identified gaps in primary health care. This may include working with others in the community to plan and deliver innovative services that meet specific health needs
  • Through practice support, work closely with general practitioners (GPs) and other health professionals to build health workforce capacity and the delivery of high quality care
  • Work collaboratively within their regions to integrate health services at the local level to create a better experience for patients, encourage better use of health resources, and eliminate service duplication

The Australian Government has identified seven priority areas to guide the work of PHNs. These include mental health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, population health, digital health, health workforce, aged care, and alcohol and other drugs.


Why join HealthChat?

You - our stakeholders are the best people to help us shape healthcare in our region.

Whether you are a community member or a healthcare professional, sharing your thoughts, ideas and healthcare experiences will enable us to improve local healthcare for our community.

We respect and acknowledge the expertise, perspective and needs of all our stakeholders. Make your voice heard.



Welcome to HealthChat

HealthChat is South Western Sydney Primary Health Network's dedicated platform for listening to the thoughts, opinions and ideas of all residents living in our region.

To help improve the health of our local community, we want an open dialogue and ongoing chat with consumers, healthcare providers and all people living in South Western Sydney on all things health.

We want to have a conversation with you, we want you to have your say on the future of local healthcare.


Who are we?

South Western Sydney PHN (SWSPHN) is a not-for-profit health organisation committed to enhancing and connecting primary healthcare so residents and patients achieve better health outcomes.

We do this by building networks and fostering partnerships with consumers, services, healthcare providers and the community so they can help us plan, design and commission top-quality, accessible health services that best support our local needs.

We also support general practitioners (GPs), practice nurses and other primary health providers to deliver the best possible care for their patients.

What is a Primary Health Network (PHN)?

PHNs work to reorient and reform the primary health care system by taking a patient-centred approach to medical services in their regions.

There are 31 PHNs across Australia which work to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes, and improving coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time.

All PHNs must:

  • Commission health services to meet the identified and prioritised needs of people in their regions and address identified gaps in primary health care. This may include working with others in the community to plan and deliver innovative services that meet specific health needs
  • Through practice support, work closely with general practitioners (GPs) and other health professionals to build health workforce capacity and the delivery of high quality care
  • Work collaboratively within their regions to integrate health services at the local level to create a better experience for patients, encourage better use of health resources, and eliminate service duplication

The Australian Government has identified seven priority areas to guide the work of PHNs. These include mental health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, population health, digital health, health workforce, aged care, and alcohol and other drugs.


Why join HealthChat?

You - our stakeholders are the best people to help us shape healthcare in our region.

Whether you are a community member or a healthcare professional, sharing your thoughts, ideas and healthcare experiences will enable us to improve local healthcare for our community.

We respect and acknowledge the expertise, perspective and needs of all our stakeholders. Make your voice heard.