Northern Queensland Primary Health Network
Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is an independent not-for-profit organisation, funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health. Across northern Queensland, from Sarina in the south to the Torres Strait in the north, NQPHN co-ordinates and commissions primary and preventive healthcare—that is, the healthcare that is undertaken outside of a hospital, such as GPs, allied health, chronic disease management, aged care, mental health, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
Primary health care is recognised as the most effective way to keep communities and individuals healthy and well. NQPHN identifies where there are areas of need, such as lack of health care services, difficulty in accessing these services, or regions with particularly high health needs, and works closely with GPs, allied health care providers, hospitals, and the broader community to ensure that patients can receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.
(Source: Northern Queensland Primary Health Network Annual Report 2016 – 2017)
For more information visit the Northern Queensland Primary Health Network website.