Who We Are

What are PHNs?

Primary Health Networks (PHNs) are local independent organisations set up to improve patient care in their PHN regions and make primary healthcare more efficient and effective.  

PHNs are funded by the Australian Government and advised by GPs, other health professionals and consumers.

PHNs have formal partnership arrangements with LHNs to deliver and integrate care in their region.

PHNs recognise that person-centred care requires collaboration and integration of care across primary, community, hospital and social care sectors. 

The Western Queensland Primary Health Network

Western Queensland PHN is one of 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs) established and funded by the Commonwealth Government to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of primary care services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes. 

PHNs and Integrated Care

Integrated care involves the provision of seamless and effective care that reflects each person's health and social care needs.  In an environment of increasing demand and tighter resource allocation, it promotes and drives efficiency and effectiveness.