10 PHNs chosen for Health Care Homes but fears continue over funding

Ten Primary Health Networks (PHNs) from around the country have been chosen to pilot the federal government's Health Care Homes initiative, but healthcare groups continue to warn that the trial will fail unless proper funding is allocated.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Health Minister Sussan Ley announced the 10 sites today, saying the government would invest nearly $120 million in the first stage of the trials, which will begin next July and last for two years. However, most of the funding is not new money and is in fact a redirection of existing funding measures.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: Health Care Homes, integrated care, Primary Health Networks

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