Nexus Primary Health holds its annual meeting in Seymour.CHALPAT SONTI December 4, 2013 4:56am
Nexus Primary Health chief executive Suzanne Miller ponders a question at the annual meeting in Seymour on Thursday.
John Thompson is in the position of many chairmen of the boards of health organisations — how to plan for the future?
As the head of Nexus Primary Health, the Seymour-based chairman oversees an operation that has to navigate the minefield of policy changes at both state and federal governmental level.
‘‘At the rate of change I think it won’t be too long before we’ll need a Tom Tom to find the way,’’ he told Nexus’ annual meeting in Seymour on Thursday.
Indeed, one probably would be invented before too long to guide organisations down the right route, he said only half-jokingly.
‘‘Planning in this field is rather like changing the wheel of a car when the car is moving — it’s difficult but interesting,’’ Mr Thompson said.
One of the ways it could influence the future was by doing what it was in the south of Mitchell Shire — working with developer Stockland to ‘‘build in’’ good health into a giant subdivision ‘‘rather than having health problems built in’’.
‘‘This is a fantastic opportunity. That sort of planning is what we’re trying to come to grips with,’’ Mr Thompson said.
He also pointed to the opportunities for collaboration with Shepparton-based Primary Care Connect, and the pleasing progress of a health centre at Kinglake.
Nexus made a profit of $2.3
Earlier at the meeting, those present heard about the latest news concerning the National Disability Insurance Scheme from guest speaker and disability advocate Liz Kelly.
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