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Annual Report 2021/22


The Central and Eastern Sydney PHN acknowledge the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Wangal, Gweagal, Kameygal, and Dharawal peoples of the Eora nation as the first peoples and Traditional Custodians of our region. We acknowledge their continuing connection to land, water and community and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

The Region

CESPHN provides services for the 1.5 million individuals living in the 587km² area. This includes the areas from Bondi to the Sutherland Shire in the south, and as far west as Strathfield. The population of Lord Howe Island is also included. The number of people living in the area will reach more than 1.9 million by 2031, with the most significant increase being the number of people aged over 65 years.    

Health Needs Assessment

The purpose of the Needs Assessment is to identify population health needs and service gaps. This year we completed a major update of the needs assessment. The findings inform the services we commission and our work to improve the primary health system.

Chair Report

Michael Wright, Chair of Board

As we entered the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, CESPHN has supported primary care to deal with the ongoing challenges of COVID, while resuming some of our plans paused...

CEO Report

Nathalie Hansen, CEO

This year our health care system continued to be severely impacted by COVID. Our focus turned to supporting wide-scale vaccination and the care of people with COVID in the community...