The NSLHD Strategic Plan (the Plan) sets out aspirations and proposals for Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) over a five year timeframe from 2017 to 2022.

The Plan describes our objectives so that patients and their carers, staff, volunteers, visitors, donors, our community and other stakeholders can understand what we are striving to achieve.

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The Plan builds on the focus and achievements of the 2012-2016 Strategic Plan. Over the last five years there has been considerable effort from staff across NSLHD to deliver quality care, improve satisfaction and increase engagement with our patients and their carers, and other stakeholders.

The Plan is the result of extensive consultation with staff, community and consumer/patient representatives and service delivery partners. The Plan has been developed with reference to the NSLHD service agreement with NSW Health, the State Health Plan Towards 2021, and the NSW State and Premier's Priorities.

In preparing this Plan we have also considered the NSW Government 2014 Plan for Growing Sydney, and the more recent Greater Sydney Commission Towards Our Greater Sydney 2056 plan which includes a 20 year vision for the North District of Greater Sydney. Of particular note is the vision of creating a precinct around the new Northern Beaches Hospital at Frenchs Forest to provide a mix of innovative health and medical related commercial premises to support the hospital and residential uses and community facilities to better support the people who visit, live and work there.

The Plan is framed around five themes or priority areas in the pursuit of our vision to be "Leaders in healthcare, partners in wellbeing" and to deliver two key outcomes for our patients, their carers, and community:

- Quality care by the right provider, in the right place, when needed

- Minimise impact of illness, maximised health and wellbeing