Welcome to our Year in Review 2019/20

Our Year in Review brings together highlights from the past 12 months of improving health outcomes for our communities.

Who is Brisbane North PHN?

We support clinicians and communities in Brisbane’s northern suburbs, Moreton Bay Regional Council and parts of Somerset Regional Council. Our region covers approximately 4,100 km2 of urban, regional and rural areas, with a population of over 1 million people.

A message from the CEO and Chair

More than five years has passed since Brisbane North PHN first opened its doors, building on more than two decades of service to the local health sector by this organisation as a former Division of General Practice and Medicare Local.

Brisbane North PHN CEO Libby Dunstan and PHN Board Chair Dr Anita Green, pictured in November 2020.

A strategic alliance with our local hospital services

We have a strong history of working with our Hospital and Health Services to enhance health outcomes by ensuring people in the region receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

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Improving outcomes for people with chronic conditions

One of our health priorities is to work with our community partners to better support those with chronic and complex conditions across the care continuum.

Coordinated care for older people

Our aged and community care programs ensure our region is prepared to meet the challenges arising from increased demand for health and aged care services among older Australians.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing

We’re working to improve health outcomes for people in our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, who experience significant health inequalities across a number of indicators, resulting in poorer life expectancy than the population as a whole.

Supporting frontline healthcare services

Our core activity is delivering practice support so that GPs and primary care providers are better placed to provide care to patients, keeping them healthy and out of hospital.

Improving local mental health, suicide prevention and alcohol and other drug services

Working with local communities, consumers, carers, health professionals, hospitals and community mental health providers, PHNs design local solutions to meet local needs across mental health, suicide prevention and alcohol and other drug services.

Connecting communities to primary care

We work with community organisations to connect people who are experiencing disadvantage with primary healthcare services.

This activity is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the PHN Program.

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