Purro Birik - (Healthy Spirit)
The issue of resourcing was
raised on many occasions throughout the consultation process. The three main
issues were adequacy, equity and fragmentation.
The rural consultations
indicated that some Koori community controlled health services are resourced
at a much lower level per head of population than others, and as a result
have struggled to develop services and adequately meet community needs.
Further to this, the second round metropolitan consultation pointed out that
metropolitan Koori community controlled organisations are experiencing a
demand for social, emotional and cultural wellbeing support that far
outweighs their service capacity.
The other issue raised,
fragmentation, was noted to be the result of poorly 'targeted, inflexible
provision of resources by funding bodies. Equity and fragmentation can be
addressed by improved planning and coordination, but the issue of adequacy
of resource levels remains one of concern for many participants in the