Our vision and goals

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

By working with others, we will:

  • direct resources to best meet health and community care needs for our region
  • achieve a health and community care system responsive to consumer need
  • re-orient the health system toward care in our community.

Responding to the health needs in our region

In late 2017, Brisbane North PHN developed a new set of health priorities to guide our work. These health priorities are:

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

Community Advisory Committee and

Clinical Council

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.

  • The Community Advisory Committee, February 2019.

  • Community and Advisory Committee member Odette Tewfik at the Community Advisory meeting in February 2019.

  • The Community Advisory Committee meeting in February 2019.

Launching our commitment to Reconciliation

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.

  • Gubbi Gubbi Traditional Owner Maurice Serico

  • Indigenous performer Aaron Ruska from the Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dance Company

Lutwyche office opening

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.

  • Staff and guests at the office opening.

  • Derek Sandy from Yerongpan Aboriginal Dancers welcoming guests to country.

  • Board Chair Dr Anita Green, CEO Abbe Anderson and Trevor Evans MP.


Message from Chair and CEO