KWHB developed our Strategic Plan in 2018 for the next 3 years (2018-2021), with the objectives developed by our Board of Directors and community members.
During 2017/2018, the Katherine West Health Board Aboriginal Corporation developed a “road map” for the next five years. Developed by the Board, in close consultation with community members and the KWHB Leadership group, the Strategic plan outlines the future development and priorities for the health service.
All staff members use these priorities to guide their roles within the organization during this three year period.
All people of the region have long, healthy and happy lives
Excellent health services under community control
All people working together to care for our health
Katherine West Health Board is a leading Aboriginal community controlled health service. We aim to improve the health and wellbeing of all people in the Katherine West region. We provide culturally safe primary health care and we are a voice for our communities on all matters affecting our health.
Community control is at the heart of Katherine West. We will move forward under the leadership of our Board and listen to the communities they represent. We will advocate for the health needs of all people of the region, and maintain our focus on cultural security across the whole organisation.
Strategy 1.1 - Leadership from our Board
Strategy 1.2 - Building strong relationships with our communities
Strategy 1.3 - Speaking up for all people in our region
Strategy 1.4 - Maintaining our focus on cultural security
Katherine West has brought about a big increase in health services across the region. We will maintain and expand the delivery of high quality, culturally secure comprehensive primary health care to the people of the region.
Strategy 2.1 - Providing high quality care for those who are sick
Strategy 2.2 - Preventing illness & promoting health
Strategy 2.3 - Filling gaps in service provision
Strategy 2.4 - Coordinating care
Our staff are our strength. We will continue to work on recruitment and retention, particularly of Aboriginal staff, and support all staff with training, orientation and a safe working environment.
Strategy 3.1 - Employing Aboriginal people
Strategy 3.2 - Improving retention of staff
Strategy 3.3 - Developing our staff
Strategy 3.4 - Ensuring a quality, safe working environment
All of us at Katherine West will work together to provide high quality services for our clients and communities. Where needed, we will work with other organisations to improve the health of the people of the region
Strategy 4.1 - Providing effective leadership
Strategy 4.2 - Promoting communication and team work
Strategy 4.3 - Building our partnerships with government and other organisations
Strategy 4.4 - Evaluating our progress