Media Release - Funding Organisation Welcomes Change
In an historic move, the Darling
Downs and West Moreton PHN has changed its constitution and expanded its
membership base to include a variety of peak bodies and primary health care
Funded by the Australian Government
Department of Health as part of national health reforms, the Darling Downs and
West Moreton PHN was formed under a joint venture between the Darling Downs
Hospital and Health Service and GP Connections in 2015 and is operated as an
independent non-government, private entity.
Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN
Chairman, Mr John Minz said, “The primary role of the PHN is to commission
health care service delivery, increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of
medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health
outcomes within the Darling Downs and West Moreton regions.
“Through significant revision of our
constitution, membership of the organisation has been opened up to primary
health care providers throughout the Darling Downs and West Moreton Communities
in a bid to further improve health care service delivery across the region.”
Chairman of GP Connections and
founding member of Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN, Dr Hume Rendle-Short
said “primary health care delivery needs to be led by primary care
professionals who live and work in the region. Our expectation is that
through improving the diversity in our membership, we can achieve stronger
results with service integration and therefore better health outcomes for
patients across our entire region.
“We are looking forward to working
closely with our new members to continue to ensure increased integration and
accessibility of primary health across the region.”
Organisations who work in the primary
health sector and who have a footprint in the Darling Downs and West Moreton
region are eligible for membership.
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