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Announcement of boundaries for Primary Health Networks welcome news for Illawarra-Shoalhaven Medicare Local

Illawarra-Shoalhaven Medicare Local welcomes the long overdue confirmation by the Department of Health of the proposed boundaries for new Primary Health Networks announced yesterday. It brings on the 'next step' in the implementation of primary health care reform flagged in the budget.

Commonwealth Minister for Health, Peter Dutton announced that there will be 30 new Primary Health Networks (PHNs) established across Australia, including the new PHN for South Eastern NSW.

According to Dianne Kitcher, Chief Executive Officer of Illawarra-Shoalhaven Medicare Local, the new South Eastern PHN will merge the current geographical areas of Illawarra Shoalhaven with Southern NSW Medicare Local and presents an exciting opportunity for organisation.

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