Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service
Diabetes is a complex, chronic condition that has a profound impact on the quality of life of people living with it and on the health system as a whole. From the time of diagnosis to the development of severe complications, the person with diabetes requires input from a wide spectrum of health and social care professionals. If this care is delivered in a fragmented manner it results in duplication, inefficiency and, worst of all, a poorer health experience for the client. The Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service is a key stakeholder of the Diabetes Hub as this provides valuable information in a format which is easily accessible by all.
Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN
Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN works to understand the primary health care needs of our communities and, with our partners, we support an integrated primary care system that delivers better health outcomes for the people of the Darling Downs and West Moreton communities.
The Darling Downs and West Moreton 2018 PHN Health Needs Assessment identified the prevalence of chronic disease, including diabetes, as one of their priority areas to be addressed in order to improve health outcomes in the region.
As a result, Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN is a key stakeholder in the Diabetes Hub to ensure that individuals, GPs and health clinicians have access to the information they need to improve health outcomes for people with diabetes.