The Winter Strategy aims to support people with long term conditions to stay well and safely at home during winter.
It is a joint project between general practice, the NNSW LHD and NCPHN. The focus is on patients most at risk of being hospitalised during the winter flu season.
The program rolls out in three phases from February to September focussing on:
- Priority access to General Practice
- Active engagement with patients and early intervention when health deteriorates
- Increased self-management through Sick Day Action Planning and other health coaching
- Integrated and collaborative strategies with Local Health District Chronic Disease Management teams and hospital services.