2022-2025 Health Needs Assessment

Welcome to the WQPHN 2021-2022 Annual Report Highlights. For a printable version of the report, please click here.

The WQPHN Health Needs Assessment (HNA) is a population health-based analysis of the health needs of our communities.

The latest Health Needs Assessment identifies key statistics and data that help shape health services in our regions, to ensure the effective distribution of funding to our service providers and address gaps in primary health care. The resulting goal is to create a better experience for people, encourage better use of health resources, and eliminate service duplication. 

WQPHN’s health priorities and opportunities are guided by both our Health Needs Assessment and the aims and objectives of the Australian Government’s Primary Health Care 10 Year Plan 2022-32.  

Our experiences and the outcomes of the Health Needs Assessment have provided a roadmap for setting our strategic priorities over the coming years. The alignment of these priorities ensures WQPHN will play a critical and pivotal role in transforming the way primary health care services are delivered in rural and remote Australia. 

Our Stories...

headspace Roma 1st birthday

headspace Roma celebrated their first birthday on Wednesday May 4, 2022, with local crew and staff enjoying the celebrations, which included a great BBQ, cake, art workshops, games and a chill out zone.

Nukal Murra Virtual Home Monitoring

Chronic diseases are long-lasting, and while most are preventable and treatable, they cause approximately 64% of the disease burden among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and approximately 80% of the mortality gap.

COVID-19 and Aged Care

The steady achievers in 2021/22 have once again been the committed staff working in residential and community aged care.

Telehealth and Digital Health

Nearly 23 per cent of homes in Western Queensland have no access to the internet - we need to invest in the digital infrastructure to support access to telehealth, online supports, and community, aged care and disability services.

Healthy Ageing Aged Care Roadshow

WQPHN collaborated with Mable to visit regional communities throughout Western Queensland to discuss options for community-led aged care services and provide workforce solutions for rural and remote areas.

​WiSE Mental Health & Telehealth

WQPHN has commissioned headspace National to provide the Wellbeing in Schools Early Intervention Telepsychiatry program (WiSE).