Pledge your commitment to improving healthcare for older people

Brisbane North PHN and Metro North Hospital and Health Services (MNHHS) have been working together to implement a number of initiatives from A five year health care plan for older people who live in Brisbane North (2017-22).

The plan describes directions and actions needed to better support older people who access health services in Brisbane North.

Over the next few years, a coordinated, networked service system will evolve to help as many older people as possible to remain in their home environment, connected with their communities and supported by general practice and other community services.

To achieve these ambitious goals requires a commitment from healthcare providers across the Brisbane North and Moreton Bay region, which is why Brisbane North PHN and MNHHS are calling on all primary, community and residential aged care providers to become signatories to the plan.

Once providers have become a signatory to the plan, they will be asked to provide the PHN with an activity they can implement under the plan. This can be a current service, or something that the organisation is looking to implement over the next few years.

You will also commit to working with the PHN on six leverage points for change over the entire aged care system (care coordination, workforce, interface between health and ageing, clinical governance, vulnerable groups, wellness and reablement).

As well as the opportunity to work in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders to improve the health of older people living in the region, signatories to the plan can expect the following benefits:

  • your organisation will be promoted as a signatory to the plan on the PHN website and at other key events
  • the activities you are implementing under the plan will be showcased at various PHN events
  • access to PHN activity, training and events.

The draft of the project implementation plan for the plan will be released shortly for broader stakeholder feedback.

To receive a copy of the project implementation plan or to discuss how to become a signatory to the plan, please contact Emma White, Sector Collaboration Lead, Brisbane North PHN on emma.white@brisbanenorthphn.org.au or 07 3630 7381.

To download a PDF copy of A five year health care plan for older people who live in Brisbane North (2017-22) visit http://bit.ly/healthcareplan-olderpeople.