Who We Are

WQPHN Overview

Western Queensland PHN was formed as an independent not for profit company by the three Western Queensland Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) to create an entity to foster real partnerships with all funders and providers with an aim to improve primary healthcare service delivery to the people of Western Queensland.

The members HHS are:

  • South West Hospital and Health Service,
  • Central West Hospital and Health Service and
  • North West Hospital and Health Service


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  • North West Staff 2



Western Queensland PHN is one of seven Primary Health Networks (PHN) across Queensland, and 31 nationally funded by the Australian Government.

The Western Queensland PHN’s goal is to improve the integration of primary care services to create seamless health care in our shared communities across almost one million square kilometres of Western Queensland.

Key objectives:

  • increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of Health Services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes; and
  • improving coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time

PHNs will be commissioners of services as opposed to deliverers. Working closely with all health service providers in the region the PHN will be identifying where there are gaps in primary health care, and commissioning local providers to cost-effectively provide those services.

Western Queensland PHN will bring together and build on the existing health care strengths of the Western Queensland region to reduce waste, eliminate service duplication and build a sustainable and integrated system that places the patient at the centre of care.


Western Queensland Primary Care Collaborative Ltd has 15 Members. All Members contribute to WQPHN’s overall purpose to support a comprehensive and integrated primary health system that delivers better health outcomes for the people of Western Queensland.

Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

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Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) Qld Branch

Carers Queensland

Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH)

Diabetes Queensland (DQ)

Queensland Alliance for Mental Health (QAMH)

Queensland Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (QNADA)

Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Health Council (QAIHC)

Royal Flying Doctors Service Queensland (RFDS)

Health Workforce Queensland (HWQ)

Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health (MICRRH)

South West Hospital and Health Service

Central West Hospital and Health Service

North West Hospital and Health Service