Queensland Health has released two new strategies to improve health outcomes and experiences for people living in rural and remote Queensland: the Rural and Remote Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2022-27 and the Digital Strategy for Rural and Remote Health.
The Rural and Remote Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2022-2027 was developed as a result of engagement and consultation with key stakeholders including health consumers, Hospital and Health Services, not-for-profit organisations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Organisations, Queensland’s education sector and the primary health sector. Thank you to the consumers who were involved.
Both strategies will be useful for consumer representatives sitting on statewide and regional steering committees, working groups, Consumer Advisory Groups or Consumer Advisory Networks. Please feel free to share these documents to help you advocate for equitable access to health services and the experiences you want when receiving care.
The two-page snapshot of the Rural and Remote Health and Wellbeing Strategy is a useful resource for you because it describes the measures that HHSs should be meeting by 2027.
The Office of Rural and Remote Health, a part of the Department Health, has a regular newsletter with more information about these strategies and more. You can read the latest version here, and subscribe to it at the bottom of the newsletter.