Joint letter from Queensland-based consumer, community and clinician groups
In a powerful demonstration of consumer-led partnerships, and a first in Queensland, 13 organisations have come together to write a joint letter to all political parties and candidates contesting the 2022 Federal election. The issues raised in the letter are concerns shared by health stakeholders across Australia.
The letter calls on all parties and candidates to commit to innovating and improving our health system so it is healthier, agile, collaborative and better able to meet the diverse needs of Queenslanders – all while being affordable and accessible for all people.
The letter calls for action to provide equity of access and priority given to the healthcare needs of
- First Nations peoples
- People with disability and complex health needs
- People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
- Older people
- Rural and remote communities
It also urges improved integration between primary, community and tertiary healthcare, and a consumer-centred healthcare system. (more…)