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Our organisation

One of the important ways we can improve whole-of-life health and wellbeing across our region is through a well-coordinated and collaborative primary health sector. Through our vision of Better System, Better Health, Brisbane South PHN works with a range of primary health care services, health professionals, government and non-government organisations to improve health outcomes in our region, particularly for those patients at risk of poor outcomes.

The Brisbane South PHN catchment covers a large geographic area south of the Brisbane River, and includes metropolitan, rural and remote island locations.

Our efforts are focused on improving the system for everyone – individuals, families, communities, health professionals, key stakeholders and the primary health sector.

Our role

Brisbane South PHN supports the primary health sector in a number of ways.

  • Through careful analysis, consultation and planning, we help to identify and address health needs and service gaps
  • We share knowledge and information with and throughout our networks
  • We work directly with general practitioners, allied health professionals and health care organisations
  • Our services include sharing of information, digital solutions and workforce education and training, so health service providers can be better placed to deliver care to patients, keeping them healthy and out of hospital
  • Through our partners and contracted providers we commission the delivery of services for our region’s most vulnerable people, including mental health, drug and alcohol and other support services.
Industry roles

GPs

GPs are involved via GP-led Clinical Councils which provide a direct link between clinicians and the PHN Board. This ensures effective decision making, particularly related to Hospital and Health Service relationships.

Allied health professionals

Allied health professionals (AHP) play an important role in multi-disciplinary teams in the primary care system. AHPs are also represented on Clinical Councils.

Hospital and Health Services

Brisbane South PHN is aligned to Metro South Health. This facilitates collaborative working relationships with public and private hospitals to reduce duplication of effort, and increase their ability to purchase care for the communities they serve. We also collaborate with Hospital and Health Services in population-health planning activities.

Community

One of the ways in which we engage with General Practitioners is via the GP-led Clinical Council. We have also established a Community Advisory Council to ensure decisions made by Brisbane South PHN are informed by community needs.
Funding

Brisbane South PHN is funded via four streams: operational (core) funding, flexible funding, programme funding, and innovation and incentive funding.

Our community

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Brisbane South PHN’s geographic boundary is directly aligned with that of the Metro South Health local hospital network. This enables the efficient transfer of valuable knowledge and skills between organisations.

Click here to access the Department of Health’s interactive map to match a postcode with its PHN.

Brisbane South PHN area demographics

Population

  • 1.1 million (23% of the state’s population)
  • Urban, rural and remote regions

Diverse range of population groups

  • > 68% of Queensland’s refugee population
  • > 43% of Queensland’s culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) population

Large proportion of vulnerable populations: CALD, refugees, older persons and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Healthcare

  • 319 general practices
  • 1,325 General Practitioners
  • 203 community pharmacies
  • Approximately 2700 allied health professionals
  • Eight public hospitals: Beaudesert Hospital, Logan Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, QEII Jubilee Hospital, Redland Hospital­­, Mater Public Hospital and The Park Centre for Mental Health.
  • Six private hospitals: Greenslopes Private Hospital, Mater Private, Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane, Mater Mothers’ Private Redland, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and Sunnybank Private Hospital.
  • Nine community health centres: Beenleigh CHC, Browns Plains CHC, Corinda CHC, Eight Mile Plains CHC, Inala CHC, Logan Central CHC, Marie Rose Centre, Redland Health Service Centre and Wynnum Health Service.

Four local government authorities: Brisbane City, Logan City, Redland City and Scenic Rim Regional.

Brisbane South PHN vision and values

Our values: Courage, Respect, Integrity, Synergy, Purpose

Our vision: Better System, Better Health
A well-coordinated primary health sector improving whole-of-life health and wellbeing across our region

Our purpose: Improving Health Care for our Communities
To understand needs, engage and work within the health care system and local communities to improve health and wellbeing.

To learn more about Brisbane South PHN’s Strategic Plan and Values click on the link below.

Brisbane South PHN Strategic Plan

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