A commitment to better health, together

WA Primary Health Alliance’s Better Health Together forums will host future Primary Health Care Round Table discussions, as recently agreed with the WA Department of Health.

WA Sustainable Health Review’s Enduring Strategy 4, Recommendation 10 called for a partnership between WA Primary Health Alliance and WA Department of Health as the mechanism towards a more integrated approach to health care.

The forums will be a mechanism for ongoing conversations with decision makers from across the healthcare sector, including consumer and carer peak bodies, and allow experiences and values to be shared and highlight opportunities to work better together.

WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington, recently sat down with Health Minister and Chair of the Primary Health Care Round Table, the Hon Roger Cook MLA and Director General for Health, Dr David Russell-Weisz to officially launch this next phase of the Primary Health Care Round Table.

Watch the highlights of their conversation.


Ms Durrington reinforced the shared understanding that whilst the system is very fragmented, we have a great opportunity here in WA given our size and the commitment to bring it together, so it works for the patient.

“It is one health system and if you are the service user, the customer, the patient, achieving the best possible care is what we are all committed to.

“Building that notion of a collective response to patient care is really important. We can stand back and look at it differently. There are opportunities to join it up, it doesn’t have to be how it is or was. We can collaborate to improve outcomes, which is ultimately what drives all clinicians, the health outcomes of their patients.”

Watch our CEO’s full conversation with the Minister and Director General.


If you are interested in knowing more about the Primary Health Care Round Table, register now to hear about our next Better Health Together Forum in late 2021.

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