How our health system can be better after the pandemic – Webinar recording

After COVID-19, Australia’s health system looks nothing like the health system of six months ago. All aspects of the system – primary care, mental health, and alcohol and other drug services – have embraced new ways of working because of spatial distancing. Health professionals took on new roles, services pivoted from waiting for people to make appointments to reaching out to patients, and many face-to-face consultations were replaced with phone or video consultations.

Disruptive change – advocated by many for decades – was implemented rapidly, and often embraced by patients and providers alike. But should these changes be part of a ‘new normal’, or should we just go back to the old ways?

Listen to this Grattan Institute/State Library of NSW Webinar recording, where our Health Program Director Stephen Duckett and Dr Teresa Anderson, the Chief Executive of Sydney Local Health District, discussed the new normal and answered questions on Australia’s health response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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