Celebrating the launch of the Wide Bay Fraser Coast Partnership Council are Kylie Slack from Queensland Health and John Gamlin, Cyleece Feher and Shane Dawson from GP Links.
Celebrating the launch of the Wide Bay Fraser Coast Partnership Council are Kylie Slack from Queensland Health and John Gamlin, Cyleece Feher and Shane Dawson from GP Links.

Group delivers better outcomes

THE BALL is rolling for more effective primary health care on the Fraser Coast, thanks to a dedicated group of public, private and non-government health professionals.

The Wide Bay Fraser Coast Partnership Council's vision is for local residents to have better access to chronic and complex care, drug and alcohol services, community mental health, early childhood care and integrated health promotion and illness prevention.

The diverse membership includes organisations such as Blue Care, the Indigenous Wellbeing Centre, OzCare, Queensland Health and GP Links Wide Bay.

Yesterday members met in Hervey Bay to showcase their progress on key projects and launch their new brand.

“Primary health care has really been left behind,” partnership council chair Kylie Slack said. “But having this unified approach allows us to provide more primary care.

“For example, instead of everyone putting up their hands when there's money, we work as a team.”

The group is currently working on six major projects including the Telehealth Project, which provides the region's rural residents with better access to health services and reduces the amount of travel needed to access specialists.

Another current priority is the Avoidable Hospital Admission Project, which is helping patients with heart or lung problems manage their own health care so they are less likely to be re-admitted to hospital.

The partnership's new brand identity includes a new “feel-good” logo, a new slogan Together in Health Care and shortening its name from the Wide Bay Fraser Coast Primary Care Partnership to Wide Bay Fraser Coast Partnership Council.



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