If you are a health professional in Western Sydney and would like to have access to the Western Sydney HealthPathways website, please contact the Western Sydney HealthPathways Team who will provide you with a username and password. The Team can be contacted via email.
HealthPathways is web-based information portal supporting primary care clinicians to plan patient care through primary, community and secondary health care systems within Western Sydney. It is like a 'care map', so that all members of a health care team – whether they work in a hospital or the community - can be on the same page when it comes to looking after a particular person.
HealthPathways are designed to be used at the point of care, primarily for General Practitioners but is also available to Hospital Specialists, Nurses, Allied Health and other Health Professionals within Western Sydney.
Please note that this site contains two types of pathways:
Localised pathways, for the care and management of patients within the Western Sydney District, which have been developed jointly by local general practitioners, specialists, and other health care providers.
Canterbury Initiative (New Zealand) pathways, indicated with an orange background, which have been developed jointly by New Zealand primary and secondary care clinicians for care of people in the Canterbury Region. The information in the Canterbury Initiative pathways have not yet been localised to the Western Sydney District and there is some content that will not be relevant to the local Western Sydney District.
The pathways contain patient information resources for the care and management of patients. The pathways have been developed jointly by primary and secondary care clinicians and are designed for use by all clinicians with an emphasis on primary care. They are not designed for access or use by non-registered health professionals or patients.
The pathways are maps of health services and resources (including publicly-funded services) accessed by referral from the community. Although the pathways are strongly evidence based, they are not comprehensive clinical guidelines and pathways should be used as a guide only. Accordingly, general practice teams and registered health professionals should exercise their own clinical judgement using appropriate clinical data when treating patients.
Constructive feedback on these pathways is welcome.
This site is intended to be responsive to the needs of clinicians and their patients and every effort will be made to ensure that this site is frequently updated following feedback from users and discovery of new information.
We cannot guarantee that the information on this website is accurate and users should verify the accuracy of any information before that information is used.
Users acknowledge that WentWest Limited and the Western Sydney Local Health District will not accept any liability for any loss that is incurred as a result of the use of the pathways.