Victoria: Fraser Health is moving ahead on 10 priority actions to improve patient care in the region, announced Health Minister Terry Lake  as he released the health authority’s strategic and operational report and concluded the Fraser Health review.

“The plan put forward by the Fraser Health board addresses the issues facing the health authority, from quality concerns to achieving balance between acute care and primary and community care,” said Lake. “I would like to thank the board and the review committee for the tremendous amount of work and consideration they took in preparing this plan.”

The report identifies 10 priority action areas to ensure quality and sustainable service delivery in Fraser Health. They include improving the health authority’s capacity for care by reducing unnecessary use of hospitals; investing in more community care; improving the quality of care delivered in hospitals; building on recent primary care achievements; and delivering a balanced budget.