Our vision, mission, goals and values

Our vision is a community where good health is available to everyone.

We work with others to create and deliver the best possible health and community care system for the people of our region.

Our key objectives are to:

  • increase the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients—particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes
  • improve coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

In 2021, we introduced a suite of values our staff and Board are committed to work by:

Collaboration: we build strong and enduring relationships to achieve our shared goals

Diversity: we are inclusive, fair and responsive to different needs

Integrity: we are transparent, respectful and work to the highest standards

Courage: we lead new approaches, learn and improve

Impact: we deliver outcomes for our community

The health of our region

Our health needs assessments are developed annually in consultation with key stakeholders, including our local hospital and health service, clinicians, service providers, community and consumer representatives. The assessments outline the health and service needs of the population and healthcare system within our region.

We also develop a joint population health report, in partnership with Metro North Health, to measure the health of the region’s population and provide an overview of the health system.

These activities helped to identify the following health priorities, which guided our work in 2020-21:

  • coordinated care for older people
  • improved access to health and community care in Moreton Bay North
  • better support for people with chronic and complex conditions across the care continuum
  • after hours healthcare
  • culturally responsive services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • mental health and suicide prevention
  • alcohol and other drug treatment.
Brisbane North PHN

Community Advisory Committee and

Clinical Council

In 2020/21 the PHN’s Clinical Council and Community Advisory Committee continued to provide invaluable strategic advice to the PHN Board through their regular quarterly meetings. Both groups provided strategic input into the joint Health Needs Assessment for the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region, as well as valuable feedback on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

The Clinical Council also provided feedback on the specialist outpatient services co-design project, while the Community Advisory Committee were invited to participate in a co-design of four Safe Space Hubs in the North Brisbane region.

The Clinical Council farewelled Tami Photinos who was a valuable contributor during 2020 and welcomed Glynis Schultz from Metro North Health. The Community Advisory Committee farewelled long-standing member A/Prof Peter Anderson due to a move interstate.

Brisbane North PHN consumer advisory committee

Transition to implement our innovate Reconciliation Action Plan

As part of Brisbane North PHN’s ongoing commitment to reconciliation and social change, we are progressing from a Reflect level Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to an Innovate RAP.

While the Reflect RAP focussed on ‘scoping reconciliation’, the Innovate RAP will now concentrate on ‘implementing reconciliation’.

The PHN has undertaken a comprehensive and inclusive engagement process to identify how individuals, teams and the whole organisation can advance the PHN’s unique vision for reconciliation. As we move through this journey we continue to learn how to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in a respectful, meaningful and sustainable way.

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