Aged and Community Care

Australians are now living longer than ever before. Around 13 per cent of the population in the Brisbane North PHN region (more than 124,000 people) is aged 65 years and over and this is expected to grow as a proportion over the coming decades. 

To support the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region's growing community of people aged 65 and over, Brisbane North PHN in collaboration with Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS), has developed a new five year healthcare plan for older people.

This plan will guide the way healthcare services are delivered to this group of people in our community and represents a commitment between the PHN and MNHHS to improve the coordination, integration and provision of care services to support the health and wellbeing of older people to help them stay healthy and at home.

Download the Five year health care plan for older people who live in Brisbane North | 2017-2022 (PDF - 3.7MB).

Our programs

Our aged and community care programs aim to ensure our region is prepared to meet the challenges arising from increased demand for health and aged care services among older Australians. 

We have implemented two aged care consortia as part of our strategy to lead reform and engagement within the local community aged care sector.

Download our Consortia in aged care resource (PDF - 1.3MB).

  • Palliative Care

    In 2016, Brisbane North PHN commissioned the Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education (CPCRE) to undertake a community palliative care education program. 

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  • Collaboratives

    Report aged care reform issues Brisbane North PHN regularly provides feedback to the Australian Government Department of Health regarding My Aged Care and the implementation of aged care reforms. The PHN welcomes...

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  • Yellow Envelope

    The Yellow Envelope is a clinical handover tool designed for use within the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay catchment to support the transfer of aged care residents to and from hospital.

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  • Geriatric Outreach Assessment Service

    The Geriatric Outreach Assessment Service (GOAS) is a partnership between Brisbane North PHN and Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) that commenced in June 2017.

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  • Commonwealth Home Support Program

    Healthy@Home is a consortium of 19 organisations committed to providing high quality community aged care services to older people in Brisbane’s northern suburbs and the Moreton Bay area.

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  • Regional Assessment Service

    The Australian Government has contracted a consortium of seven local community care providers, led by Brisbane North PHN, to operate a Regional Assessment Service (RAS). 

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  • Sector Development

    Brisbane North PHN’s supports providers to identify priorities for continuous improvement and creates opportunities for them to work together to increase their capacity to respond to client needs.

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