GP down south has been out and about in the community to increase awareness of our services and to build rapport. We have attended events to start the conversation with community members about the Bunbury Health Hub and get feedback on the needs of young people and their families.
Running parallel to this has been a process of stakeholder engagement through a series of workshops. The first was held in June and introduced many in the room to the Hub concept and asked them to consider a Health Hub as a possibility for Bunbury. Participants were presented with a series of questions relating to the development and operation of the proposed Bunbury Health Hub.
The result was that a collaborative Health Hub model would be a positive contribution to primary health care in the Greater Bunbury region. Stakeholders considered the Hub could address the duplication of services and start to ameliorate the waiting periods clients are currently faced with. Over the course of the following three workshops we discussed what the Model of Care looks like and demonstrated how it is working in the Peel Health Hub. Stakeholders got a feel for how a model centred around Clinical Care Coordinators in a collaborative Hub would be a radical change in primary health for the Greater Bunbury community. The last workshop for this year was held on Wednesday with an overview of the way forward as GP down south continues to engage with community and stakeholders. CEO, Amanda Poller, wrapped up with “We look forward to hearing the outcome of our funding proposal to the State Government and to start working on making the Bunbury Health Hub a reality.”
The video to the right is a fantastic overview of how the Peel Health Hub works for staff, co-locators and collaborators.
The WA Government, through Lotterywest, supports community projects like this one, helping to build a better WA together.
GP down south is an exemplary not-for-profit community organisation. We have been providing health and wellbeing services in the Peel regions and the South West of WA since 1994.