Client: Health Workforce Queensland (formerly QLD Rural Medical Support Agency)

Application of sustainable primary care models in rural and remote Queensland

Project timeline: Commenced mid 2004 and providing ongoing consultancy services

Brief description:

  • KBC works with the Health Workforce Queensland Research team and local communities seeking assistance in the development and implementation of new or alternative models of health service delivery. The requests from communities are often through local government and at a time when health service delivery is close to crisis point

To date new models have addressed:

  • Provision of general practice and acute hospital services in small remote communities (Cloncurry and Moura)

  • Remote nursing services in the Diamantina Shire (Birdsville and Bedourie)

  • Provision of procedural and acute hospital services through the development of a regional training hub located in south-west Queensland

  • Commencement of planning and modelling for effective and sustainable maternity services in the Central Highlands/Emerald region of Central Queensland