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New collaborative to support older Australians in West Moreton

February 25, 2021

West Moreton Health, in partnership with the PHN, recently hosted the inaugural West Moreton Older Person’s Care Collaborative in Springfield to spark a conversation about how to best support people live well up to and including the end of life.

Over 30 organisations attended the Collaborative’s first workshop with discussions focussing on how stakeholders can best work together to support sustainable, high quality and integrated health services for older people in the West Moreton region.

The workshop provided a platform for people to share what is currently working well, current challenges and the future risks.

The West Moreton community is projected to increase by 103.5% for people age 75+ by 2026. Discussions on the day focused on how current health services would need to grow and adapt with this increase in order to provide sustained effective care to this growing population.

Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN CEO Merrilyn Strohfeldt said it was encouraging to have so many people in the room committed to improving aged care.

“By working together we can overcome current barriers and address future challenges,” Merrilyn Strohfeldt said.

“I am looking forward to the solutions that are presented during the workshop sessions and the actions that are taken to make health care more sustainable for the older people in the West Moreton community.”

The Collaborative still welcomes interested parties who would like to take part to attend the next meeting. Please contact the West Moreton Health Strategic Projects and Planning Team via email WM_StrategicProjectsAndPlanning@health.qld.gov.au

The West Moreton Older Person’s Care Collaborative is supported by the PHN’s 2019 – 2021 Plan for Older People’s Care which aims to support older people in accessing safe, equitable and appropriate care when and where they need it.

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