Closing date:  4pm, Thursday 4th November

Health Consumers Queensland is offering 14 consumers and carers the opportunity to host a kitchen table discussion or yarning circle with their community connections to learn how they would like to access care when and where they need it closer to home.

Each Kitchen Table Discussion will be led by a Consumer or Carer Host with a strong community network. The host will invite up to ten community members to a discussion in a location of their choosing. If hosting a session online via Zoom or Skype, the host will invite up to six community members to participate. <Click here for more information about Kitchen Table Discussions>

Over the course of the last 18 months of TALKABOUT campaigns, Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN have heard that access to health services and care is sometimes not as good as health consumers hope it to be. They have heard from consumers that:

• transport continues to be an issue. It can be as much a problem getting to the next suburb as it is travelling long distances.
• getting a health service or care on the weekends or late at night can be problematic, leading to presentations to the Emergency Department at the hospital as the only answer – and many communities do not have a local ED.
• across the period of Covid 19 you did begin to use Telehealth and appreciated the reduction in travel requirements and being able to have your health issues dealt with and talk to your GP during the lockdown periods.

The Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN is funded by the Australian Government to improve primary health care services (services that sit outside of a hospital) in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region. To do this, the PHN works with the community and health care providers to identify how the services in the community are working, what can be improved and what is missing.

<Click here to read more about this opportunity or apply>