SOUTH WESTERN MELBOURNE

About us

SWMML was established in July 2012 and is a not for profit health care organisation funded primarily by the Federal Government.

We are committed to the efficient and effective delivery of Primary Health Care services in the Wyndham and Hobsons Bay local government areas.

As we are located in our local community we are able to assess the health needs of the community. We work to create healthy communities by listening to the needs of the community.

Keeping people well and out of hospital is our aim.

International research has shown that countries with strong primary health services are recording lower rates of hospitalisation, lower mortality, and better health outcomes generally.

The World Health Organization has declared that “the ultimate goal of primary health care is better health for all.”

A comprehensive system of primary health care encompasses health promotion and illness prevention as well as treatment and rehabilitation. It helps communities and individuals take greater responsibility for their health outcomes.

SWMML works with community health care organisations, General Practitioners, Allied Healthcare Professionals and local hospitals to provide improved awareness and access to primary health care.

We coordinate access to the health care system making this a seamless experience by linking both individual and health care providers with the appropriate programs and services.

Educating our community, both the individual and health service providers is a fundamental driver to creating healthy communities.

This enables us to strengthen the partnerships in the community.

Our primary goal is to achieve better health and wellbeing for the communities of Hobsons Bay and Wyndham.

We will achieve this by

  • proactively facilitating collaboration between stakeholders to improve responsiveness and access to services
  • supporting service providers across the region to ensure that they are better equipped to meet patient/client needs
  • identifying priority health needs and articulated responses to service gaps that can be developed through the term of the Deed in line with available funding
  • providing evidence of the successful implementation of locally relevant health care initiatives including the distribution of funds using equitable and transparent processes
  • building inclusive, transparent, effective and accountable governance and management and demonstrate effective and efficient use of resources to our funders and stakeholders

 

Annual Report 2013