Detailed analysis of population, planning and service trends and extensive consultation with community and government stakeholders has formed the basis of the comprehensive planning process for the NSW Home and Community Care (HACC) Program.
With the introduction of the HACC Triennial Plan 2008-11, the NSW HACC Program moved from annual to triennial planning.
The three-year planning cycle enables a more strategic, long-term focus to be applied to service planning and stakeholder consultation. Before implementation the strategic direction, priorities and allocation of funds were jointly agreed by the Australian and NSW Government ministers.
In 2008 NSW prepared an Annual Supplement to the Triennial Plan, specifying output planning at the regional level. In 2009 NSW prepared a two-year Supplement, covering the final two years of the triennium (2009-11).
In addition, each ADHC region has prepared a HACC Regional Plan 2008-11 outlining the key objectives and strategies to be implemented over the triennium.
The National Health and Hospitals Network Agreement includes a commitment from all governments to deliver services consistent with the current HACC Triennial Plan until 30 June 2011.
For enquiries about HACC planning, please contact the planning team at your local ADHC regional office.