Grand Pacific Health Centre – Nowra uses a population health approach to identify local health needs and inform the development of focused and responsive primary care services.
The Nowra-Bomaderry region has:
demographic and socio-economic needs
High proportion of 0-4 aged children.
High proportion of persons identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
High proportion of single parent families supporting children under 15 years of age.
High unemployment rate.
Health Status, Epidemiological and Health Service needs
High avoidable mortality ratios for deaths due to cerebrovascular diseases, lung cancer, road traffic accidents and suicide/self-inflicted injuries within the catchment and higher than NSW state and national average figures.
High disease prevalence rates of circulatory system diseases:
musculoskeletal system diseases
type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol
COPD and asthma
mental and behavioural problems amongst females.
High current residential aged care service provision in terms of aged-care facility places and community care places per 1000 persons aged 70 years and over.