Greg Hunt

Federal Member for Flinders | Minister for Health

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Health Care Homes initiative coming to the Mornington Peninsula

Monday, 14 November 2016

Mornington Peninsula residents living with chronic health conditions are set to be benefit from stage one of the Turnbull Government’s innovative Health Care Homes initiative.

As a part of the South East Melbourne Primary Health Network the Peninsula has been selected as one of ten regions across Australia that will benefit from the Government’s $100million initiative.

Under the new model, patients who voluntarily enroll in the program, will nominate a preferred clinician within a registered medical practice, where a tailored care plan will be developed by the clinician in partnership with the patient.

Clinicians will work with local health care providers to meet each patient’s needs, coordinating care with these providers, and putting in place strategies to better manage their health conditions and improve their quality of life.

The Network has estimated that approximately half a million people in the South East region live with one or more of chronic health conditions.

The pilot program will be offered to medical practices across the Peninsula, which will receive a monthly payment for delivery of care to patients with chronic and complex health conditions.

All medical practices across the Mornington Peninsula are encouraged to apply to be a part of stage one of this innovative health care reform.

Applications for funding are currently open until 15 December, for more information on the Health Care Homes initiative visit

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