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Health Gap Report

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  • International Standards Certifications Lic: QAC/R61/0760

    City of Ballarat

    Health Sector Capability and Gap Analysis Report

    July 2010

    www.sedconsulting.com.au

  • City of Ballarat Health Sector Analysis Report

    Page 2 of 94

    Contents

    DISCLAIMER ......................................................................................................................................... 7

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ........................................................................................................................ 8

    Key issues ........................................................................................................................................................................... 8

    Advocacy and leadership .................................................................................................................................................... 8

    Investment and development.............................................................................................................................................. 9

    Workforce ............................................................................................................................................................................... 9

    The role of governments ............................................................................................................................................. 10

    Recommendations ...................................................................................................................................................... 10

    Advocacy and leadership .................................................................................................................................................. 10

    Investment and development............................................................................................................................................ 11

    Workforce ............................................................................................................................................................................. 11

    Conclusion ..................................................................................................................................................................... 12

    BACKGROUND ................................................................................................................................... 13

    DEFINITION ......................................................................................................................................... 13

    Sub-sectors ..................................................................................................................................................................... 13

    METHODOLOGY ................................................................................................................................. 13

    OVERVIEW OF HEALTH SECTOR IN BALLARAT ............................................................................ 14

    Key health service providers ...................................................................................................................................... 14

    Ballarat Health Services ....................................................................................................................................................... 14

    St John of God Health Care ............................................................................................................................................... 14

    Ballarat Community Health Centre .................................................................................................................................... 15

    Central Highlands Primary Care Partnership ..................................................................................................................... 15

    UFS Dispensaries ................................................................................................................................................................... 16

    Ballarat and District Division of General Practice ............................................................................................................. 16

    Private Practitioners ............................................................................................................................................................. 16

    Ballarat and District Nursing and Health Care .................................................................................................................. 16

    Ambulance Victoria ............................................................................................................................................................ 17

    Department of Human Services ......................................................................................................................................... 17

    Department of Health ......................................................................................................................................................... 17

  • City of Ballarat Health Sector Analysis Report

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    University of Ballarat ............................................................................................................................................................. 17

    Australian Catholic University .............................................................................................................................................. 17

    Other Universities .................................................................................................................................................................. 17

    City of Ballarat ...................................................................................................................................................................... 17

    LITERATURE REVIEW ........................................................................................................................ 18

    Sector overview and literature review summary ................................................................................................... 20

    Recommendations ...................................................................................................................................................... 21

    ECONOMIC ANALYSIS ....................................................................................................................... 21

    Local expenditure and domestic imports ............................................................................................................... 23

    Value of the sector ...................................................................................................................................................... 25

    Economic analysis summary ...................................................................................................................................... 26

    Recommendations ...................................................................................................................................................... 27

    HEALTH SECTOR WORKFORCE....................................................................................................... 27Capacity and sustainability ....................................................................................................................................... 27

    Age profile ............................................................................................................................................................................ 28

    Education and skills .............................................................................................................................................................. 30

    Occupations......................................................................................................................................................................... 32

    Health sector workforce summary ............................................................................................................................ 36

    Recommendations ...................................................................................................................................................... 36

    CONSULTATIONS ............................................................................................................................... 37

    Consultation process ................................................................................................................................................... 38

    CONSULTATION FINDINGS ............................................................................................................... 39

    Healthcare and accessibility ..................................................................................................................................... 39

    Strengths ............................................................................................................................................................................... 39

    Weaknesses .......................................................................................................................................................................... 40

    Opportunities ........................................................................................................................................................................ 41

    Threats ...........................