HealthPathways

Our Mid and North Coast HealthPathways website is like a ‘care map’, so that all members of a health care team, whether they work in a hospital or the community, can be on the same page when it comes to looking after a particular person.

HealthPathways are designed to be used at the point of care, primarily for general practitioners but also for hospital specialists, nurses, allied health professionals and others.

HealthPathways contain information on how to assess, manage and refer in the local context of available services, with appropriate local referral and pre-referral work up requirements, ensuring faster access for patients.

How to access Mid and North Coast HealthPathways

If you are a health professional on the Mid and North Coast who would like access to the portal, please message the HealthPathways Team and request a username and password: click here

Mid and North Coast HealthPathways is developed by Healthy North Coast in collaboration with Mid North Coast Local Health District and Northern NSW Local Health District.

HealthPathways Evaluation

In 2020 – 2021, Healthy North Coast, together with partners, Mid North Coast Local Health District and Northern NSW Local Health District, commissioned a process and outcomes evaluation of the Mid and North Coast HealthPathways program.  

The evaluation identified strengths in the program as a trusted and reliable source of local clinical information at the point of care. This also supports relationship-building across different levels of the health system and improvements to regional models of care.

The HealthPathways team is working closely with partner and clinicians to implement recommendations from the evaluation report.

Read the HealthPathways Evaluation Report here.

Education & training funding elibility

Funding is open to all primary care providers within disaster affected communities across the Healthy North Coast footprint.

Workforce Locum support and R&R funding criteria

  • Available to primary care services in disaster impacted communities within the Healthy North Coast footprint.
  • Available to support short-term workforce coverage, allowing clinicians to rest and recover.
  • Workforce-support funding in total is capped for each site, over a 12-month period:
    • $10k for GPs and/or
    • $5K for nursing and/or
    • $5k administration support and/or
    • $5K allied/pharmacy and other.
  • Funding is not to be used to fill gaps in staffing that have not been able to recruit to and not to replace existing staff.
  • Healthy North Coast will assess requirements and approve available funding directly with the service requesting support.
  • Priority will be given to sites that have immediate, short-term workforce support needs.
  • Requests will be reviewed and supported on a case-by-case basis.
  • Program funding administered via RCTI Agreement (Recipient Created Tax Invoice) to be paid monthly, or on completion of the placement (whichever comes first).
  • Practices will be required to complete a request for payment form monthly, or on completion of the placement (whichever occurs first).

Wellbeing Flexible Funding Criteria & Eligibility

  • Open to all primary care providers within disaster affected communities across the Healthy North Coast footprint.
  • Activity must be purposeful, with the aim of increasing the wellbeing of your team.
  • Requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, with funding allocated based on team size.*
  • Following approval by Healthy North Coast, funding will be administered via RCTI Agreement (Recipient Created Tax Invoice) upon providing proof of expenses.
  • Funding cannot be used for the purchase of alcohol, or any other goods or services where the vendor cannot quote their Australian Business Number.
  • Planned activities must occur prior to 30th June 2024.
  • Funding will not be available for retrospective activities.
*Team Size
(Total staff and contractors)
Funding Available
Small (1-5)$500-$1500
Medium (6-20)$1500-$4000
Large (>20)$4000-$5000