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