clinical services planning

The first critical stage in the development of new hospitals and health facilities is clinical services planning.

During this stage, the Local Health District (LHD) creates a plan to meet the health services needs of their local community, and also considers the other clinical networks and relationships with nearby hospitals and health facilities.

As a clinical services plan is developed, health planners then assess how the health care needs of the community can be serviced into the future, taking into account forecasts of the changing needs of the population.

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