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.
By working with others, we will:
In late 2017, Brisbane North PHN developed a new set of health priorities to guide our work. These health priorities are:
In 2018/19 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 PHN program areas, the Health Alliance work and My Health Record expansion project.
The Community Advisory Committee farewelled Karen Quaile as chair of the committee and welcomed incoming chair Kathy Campbell in February.
In June, Aboriginal Elders, Traditional Owners, service providers and community leaders gathered in North Lakes for the launch of Brisbane North PHN’s first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
The ‘Reflect’ RAP formalises Brisbane North PHN’s ongoing commitment to reconciliation and social change. Endorsed by Reconciliation Australia just prior to National Reconciliation Week, the Reflect RAP describes the practical actions the PHN will explore to continue our reflection and learning about how to build a health system that is culturally responsive and inclusive for all.
In October, guests from local health and community services attended the official opening of our relocated Lutwyche office.
Consumer groups, peak bodies and service providers were among those guests, along with Trevor Evans MP and Derek Sandy from Yerongpan Aboriginal Dancers.