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Northern Queensland Primary Health Network’s (NQPHN’s) Aged Care priority area supports older Australians to lead healthier, more productive, and connected lives through a population health approach. This contributes to the capacity of older people to enjoy greater social and economic participation.

NQPHN draws information from a range of sources to identify and prioritise the needs of older Australians, assess current services, and develop innovative solutions to address identified gaps in primary care services.

The Aged Care priorities aim to provide older residents in the region with:

  • quality care to result in fewer preventable hospitalisations and ensure local health and other care providers are supported to deliver coordinated, effective, and appropriate care
  • support to access primary health care services that meet their needs, including self-care in the home
  • longer term support with local health care systems providing coordinated, quality care so they can enjoy a better quality of life.
02 March 2022