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Strategic Plan 2021
Our new strategy directly addresses health inequities and inequalities. It draws on the power of partnerships to support the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes for every person in our region. It allows us to be flexible and innovative as we identify and make the most of emerging
Above all, our strategy maintains an unwavering focus on the people we serve. We are proud to support positive, sustainable shifts in the health and wellbeing of our communities.
Brisbane South PHN’s Constitution outlines the nature of the organisation.
This includes but is not limited to the membership, frequency of meetings, no profits for members, indemnity, insurance, powers of the Board and appointment, remuneration and retirement of directors and the Chief Executive Officer.
Year in Review 2021
In 2022 our support so far has meant that:
Year in Review 2020
Annual General Meetings (AGM)
In the spirit of reconciliation, partnership and mutual respect, Brisbane South PHN works with First Nations peoples to shape a health system which responds to the needs and aspirations of our communities.
We work to support all First Nations peoples in our region to live well and experience care that is culturally safe, connected, high-quality and easy to access. Our goal is to enable optimal health, development and wellbeing across all stages of life.
View our 2021 AGM online as we share our work to deliver on this goal – alongside the insights and expertise of our First Nations partners.
Working Together Differently – Brisbane South Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Alcohol and Other Drug Foundation Plan 2020–2022
Brisbane South PHN in partnership with Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services (MSAMHS) have developed the Working Together Differently – Brisbane South Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Alcohol and Other Drug Foundation Plan 2020-2022. The Foundation Plan is the framework for how Brisbane South PHN and MSAMHS will work together in the short term to lay the foundations for working together differently in the future. The Foundation Plan describes the key actions and agreed priorities for new and joint services and service planning for the future and provides the link between the work undertaken by the partners on the priority strategic domains of the Brisbane South Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Alcohol and Other Drug Strategy 2019-2022. The Foundation Plan will inform future collaboration with a commitment to developing a comprehensive 5-year Joint Regional Plan by June 2022.
Brisbane South Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, and Alcohol and Other Drug (MHSPAOD) Strategy 2019 – 2022
In 2017 Brisbane South PHN commenced a planning process to create a regional mental health, suicide prevention, and alcohol and other drug strategy and roadmap for 2019-2022. The final Brisbane South Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, and Alcohol and Other Drug (MHSPAOD) Strategy 2019-2022 and roadmap articulates a system-wide vision for future provision of services in Brisbane south which has been developed based on information from the 2018 Needs Assessment and through extensive consultation with the public sector, private and non-government service providers, primary care, consumers and carers.
Brisbane South PHN developed the Primary Health Care Digital Health Strategy and Roadmap 2018 – 2021, Brisbane south region (Digital Health Strategy and Roadmap) to identify shared digital health priorities and guide action to support adoption and use of digital health technologies in primary health care that will contribute to improving health and wellbeing in the Brisbane south region.
Every three years, Brisbane South PHN undertakes a comprehensive ‘Health Needs Assessment’, in partnership with our health system partners, service providers, and the local community. Understanding health and service needs is a critical foundation in the commissioning approach that Brisbane South PHN employs.
The Health Needs Assessment assists the PHN to direct investment and resources to the priority demographic and geographic populations, health and disease, and enabling functions (such as the health workforce and digital technologies).
Click on the links below to view past and current Needs Assessments.
- Brisbane South PHN Health Needs Assessment 2022-23 to 2024-25 Report
- Brisbane South PHN 2019-2022 Needs Assessment report
Brisbane South PHN has developed 20 sub-regional profiles to complement our Needs Assessment and provide a greater level of detail about our communities. The profiles provide an overview of topics such as demographics, social determinants, health service usage, participation in screening and healthy behaviours and morbidity and mortality for selected conditions. They will be used by the Brisbane South PHN and our partners to identify variation within our region and assist in planning and delivering services to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.
The sub-regional profiles are listed below, along with the postcodes they cover.
Brisbane City Council
Brisbane Inner – 4101, 4102, 4169 (46% of this SA3 area lies within the Brisbane South PHN boundary).
Brisbane Inner – East – 4169, 4170, 4171
Carindale – 4152, 4170, 4172
Centenary – 4073, 4074, 4075
Forest Lake – Oxley – 4074, 4075, 4076, 4077, 4078
Holland Park – Yeronga – 4102, 4103, 4104, 4120, 4121, 4151
Nathan – 4105, 4107, 4108, 4109, 4111, 4121
Mt Gravatt – 4109, 4113, 4122, 4123, 4156
Rocklea – Acacia Ridge – 4078, 4106, 4108, 4110, 4115, 4116, 4117
Sherwood – Indooroopilly – 4068, 4075 (35% of this SA3 area lies within the Brisbane South PHN boundary).
Sunnybank – 4108, 4109, 4112, 4113
Wynnum Manly – 4154, 4172, 4173, 4174, 4178, 4179
Logan City Council
Beenleigh – 4207
Browns Plains – 4117, 4118, 4124, 4125, 4132, 4133
Jimboomba – 4124, 4207, 4270, 4280, 4285
Loganlea – Carbrook – 4128, 4129, 4130, 4131, 4133, 4205
Springwood – Kingston – 4114, 4117, 4119, 4123, 4127
Scenic Rim Regional Council
Beaudesert – 4275, 4285, 4287
Activity Work Plans
- 2019-2022 Activity Work Plan: Core Operational and Flexible (incl. GP Support)
- 2019/20 to 2023/24 Activity Work Plan: Primary Mental Health Care
- 2019/20 to 2023/24 Activity Work Plan: Drugs and Alcohol Treatment Services
- 2019/20 to 2023/24 Activity Work Plan: Pilots and Targeted Programs
- 2019/20 to 2023/24 Activity Work Plan: Commonwealth Psychosocial Support Measures
- 2019-2021 Activity Work Plan: After Hours
These protocols have been developed as guides for working in partnership to enhance health outcomes in Brisbane south.