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.
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:
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 the Metro North Hospital and Health Service, to measure the health of the region’s population and provide an overview of the health system.
This year Brisbane North PHN delivered practice support, commissioned a range of community services and welcomed many new areas of work—all while adapting to an unprecedented healthcare frontier dominated by COVID-19.
In 2019/20 the PHN’s Clinical Council and Community Advisory Committee continued to provide invaluable strategic advice to the PHN Board through their regular quarterly meetings as well as participating in our annual Joint Metro North Health Forum. Both groups provided strategic input into the after-hours needs assessment for the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region, as well as a lot of valuable feedback during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Clinical Council also provided feedback on the Initial Assessment and Referral for Mental Healthcare project, while the Community Advisory Committee also provided feedback into child and youth mental health services in the lead up to the tender for headspace Strathpine.
The Clinical Council farewelled Belinda Ott who was a valuable contributor during 2019 and we thank her for all of her contributions.
After many months of consultation and design, we were excited to announce the launch of our new website, which is now more responsive and easier to navigate.
During its development, we prioritised clear and easily accessible information for both clinicians and community in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.
Accomplished First Nations artist Riki Salam designed a striking new artwork for Brisbane North PHN to inspire the organisation’s continuing reconciliation journey.
The artwork ‘Flowing Knowledge, Healing Country’ was commissioned to represent the PHN’s vision for reconciliation and its launch marks the first anniversary of the endorsement by Reconciliation Australia of the PHN’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
Riki Salam, who runs Indigenous art, design and communications agency We Are 27 Creative, said his work aimed to reflect the PHN’s commitment to reconciliation.