January 21, 2020
A new committee has been set up to help solve health service “delivery challenges” in the South Burnett.
The Kingaroy Stakeholder Consultative Group (KSCG) consists of representatives from Darling Downs Health, Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN, local GPs, South Burnett Regional Council, Queensland Rural Medical Education (QRME), Lady Bjelke-Peterson Community Hospital, Health Workforce Queensland, General Practice Training Queensland (GPTQ) and CheckUP Australia.
The aim is for the health service providers and community leaders to collaborate on solutions to better support the health and well-being of people living in the region.
It also aims to work with the community to find local solutions.
The committee will be chaired by South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell.
He said the establishment of the KSCG presented a unique opportunity for the key players working in Kingaroy to find solutions together.
“The KSCG provides a forum for the core organisations to look at ways we can address some of the opportunities for improving co-ordination of services in Kingaroy,” Mayor Campbell said.
“This is something we cannot do in isolation and the group is keen to work with the community to determine and implement strategies to benefit the community in the long-term.”
A Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN spokesperson said Kingaroy faced a number of challenges and the group was keen to utilise their combined expertise to make a difference.
“To have representation from the PHN, the hospital and health service, GPs and health professionals who work in the community every day, as well as the peak bodies, all sitting around the one table is quite unique and presents us with a real opportunity to find local solutions within this community,” the spokesperson said.
Local community members who would like to engage with the KSCG can email [email protected]