Improving health in WA

Get involved

Your input into the Sustainable Health Review (SHR) matters – the Panel wants to ensure all Western Australians, including our patients, our community, our workforce and our partners, can contribute to the Sustainable Health Review and help shape the future of our health system.

Consultation will occur through public submissions and a series of public forums in metropolitan and regional areas. Further information can be found below. 

Other events and opportunities will also be held to bring together staff, peak bodies, education and research institutions, not-for-profit organisations, and other key service providers.

Written public submissions

Public submissions 

Submissions are sought from all members and organisations of the community who would like to share their experiences and perspectives on what is needed to develop a more sustainable, patient centred health system in WA.

Submissions have been extended and will now close 27 October 2017 at 5:00pm.

How to provide a submission 

Please use the Public Submissions template (Word 108KB) or the Online Consultation (external site) to provide a submission.

The SHR Panel are seeking submissions that respond to the following question related to key themes of the SHR which are noted below.

In the context of the Sustainable Health Review Terms of Reference listed below, what is needed to develop a more sustainable, patient centred health system in WA?

  • Leveraging existing investment in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary healthcare, as well as new initiatives to improve patient centred service delivery, pathways and transition.
  • The mix of services provided across the system, including gaps in service provision, sub-acute, step-down, community and other out-of-hospital services across WA to deliver care in the most appropriate setting and to maximise health outcomes and value to the public.
  • Ways to encourage and drive digital innovation, the use of new technology, research and data to support patient centred care and improved performance.
  • Opportunities to drive partnerships across sectors and all levels of government to reduce duplication and to deliver integrated and coordinated care.
  • Ways to drive improvements in safety and quality for patients, value and financial sustainability, including cost drivers, allocative and technical efficiencies.
  • The key enablers of new efficiencies and change, including, research, productivity, teaching and training, culture, leadership development, procurement and improved performance monitoring.

It is suggested that submissions are a maximum of 5 pages in length.  Public submissions will be published unless otherwise indicated.

You can provide your submission via:

Fax: (08) 9222 4046

Mail: Sustainable Health Review Secretariat
189 Royal Street 

Attend a public forum

A series of public forums will be held across metropolitan and regional locations. All members of the public are invited to participate in the forums and share their ideas on how to improve and sustain our health service for the future.


Metropolitan events

Event  Date & time
North Metropolitan Public Form  9am-12pm, Tuesday 19 September
South Metropolitan Public Forum
1-4pm, Thursday 28 September
East Metropolitan Public Forum 9-12pm, Wednesday 18 October
Joondalup Public Forum 6.30-8.45pm, Tuesday 24 October
Mandurah Public Forum 6.30-8.45pm, Wednesday 25 October

Regional events

Event Date & time
Albany Public Forum
9.30am-12.30pm, Wednesday 27 September
Port Hedland Public Forum
9.30am-12.30pm, Tuesday 10 October
Northam Public Forum
1-4pm, Wednesday 11 October
Geraldton Public Forum
1-4pm, Thursday 12 October
Kalgoorlie Public Forum
1-4pm, Monday 16 October
Broome Public Forum 1-4pm, Thursday 19 October
Bunbury Public Forum 1-4pm, Friday 20 October

Register attendance

Register now (external site) to attend a public forum. You will receive confirmation of your registration and information about the event via email. 

Please note that there are a limited number of spaces at each event so reservations are essential. Venues, dates and times are subject to change. Attendees will be notified of any changes prior to the event via email.

More information

For further information about any of the events listed above, contact

For further information about the Sustainable Health Review, contact