Healthy North Coast Welcomes Luke Elias

Healthy North Coast would like to introduce Luke Elias, our new Director of Operations & Engagement for Northern NSW.

Luke commenced his health career in 2001 as a physiotherapist. He has worked extensively in clinical capacity, health management and administration roles in both the public and private sector over the past two decades. He has held senior management and operational positions within the NSW public health system and is dedicated to working collaboratively with patients, carers, clinicians and administrators. His clinical area of practice is musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

Luke is passionate about provision of best practice programs and models of care to improve health outcomes and experiences, doing so with a strong understanding of efficient resource use and the design requirements critical to large scale health service redesign and transformation. He has a particular interest in timely access to appropriate health care, chronic and complex disease management and improving health system literacy.

“Everyone is striving to make a difference in the communities they live and work in,” Luke said.

“I have been so impressed with the passion, care and commitment of Healthy North Coast’s staff. I am keen to add to the work being done and excited about the great programs and initiatives we have planned for 2021 and beyond.”

Healthy North Coast’s Operations and Engagement Team provides frontline relationship management with stakeholders, including primary health care, social services, Local Health Districts, councils and communities. The team is also responsible for operationalising a broad range of programs and projects in primary care, integrated care and local communities.

Contact your local Primary Health Coordinator to learn more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Any AHPRA or AASW registered mental health practitioner providing services in the Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW.

By listing, you will let GPs, other referrers and consumers know that you are practising in Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW. You can provide information such as where you are located, the services you provide, the population groups you support and your clinical interests.

No, the directory is a free service provided by Healthy North Coast.

This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.

It also has a range of advanced search options and supports printing and bookmarking of search results.

You can choose to display your email address and your phone number so that people can contact you directly. You may prefer not to display these, in which case people can contact you by completing an enquiry form located in the Directory. Your choices can be updated anytime.

You can indicate wait times for an appointment for a new client or that you are currently unable to accept new referrals. You can also choose whether to display or hide your contact details. You can update your choices at any time.

Yes, you can update your listing or remove it at any time by clicking the “update practitioner details” button on your listing. You will receive a secure website link to your nominated admin email that will enable you to make changes, delete or put your listing on hold. You can also show when you are taking extended leave or are not available for a specific period, rather than completely removing your listing.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date.

You will be responsible for managing the information in your listing and ensuring that it is up to date. You will also be asked to check the information before it is published in the directory.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date so that the directory displays accurate information.

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