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About Queensland Health

Queensland Health is a dynamic organisation committed to providing a range of services aimed at achieving good health and well-being for all Queenslanders. Through a network of 17 Hospital and Health Services and the Mater Hospitals, Queensland Health delivers a range of integrated services including hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, community and mental health services, aged care services and public health and health promotion programs.

Contact us

For health emergencies call 000

For health information, advice or referral services, call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) 24 hours 7 days a week

Blueprint for better healthcare in Queensland

The Blueprint for better healthcare in Queensland outlines structural and cultural improvements to establish Queensland as the leader in Australian healthcare. Read more...

Our values

We align to the Queensland public service values of:

Customers first  

Customers first

  • Know your customers
  • Deliver what matters
  • Make decisions with empathy
Ideas into action  

Ideas into action

  • Challenge the norm and suggest solutions
  • Encourage and embrace new ideas
  • Work across boundaries
Unleash potential  

Unleash potential

  • Expect greatness
  • Lead and set clear expectations
  • Seek, provide and act on feedback
Be courageous  

Be courageous

  • Own your actions, successes and mistakes
  • Take calculated risks
  • Act with transparency
Empower people  

Empower people

  • Lead, empower and trust
  • Play to everyone's strengths
  • Develop yourself and those around you

Our government objectives

 We recognise that Queenslanders trust us to act in their interests at all times. To fulfil our mission and sustain this trust we will contribute directly to achieving four of the five Queensland Government objectives for the community:

Our strategic outcomes

Queensland Health's strategic outcomes for the health system and health services are:

Health system

  1. Queenslanders live longer, healthier and more independent lives.
  2. Health equity is improving.
  3. Queenslanders have confidence that their health system responds well to their needs.
  4. The health system is affordable, sustainable, and continually improving.

Health service

  1. Health services emphasise keeping people well, and avoiding unnecessary hospitalisations.
  2. Access to services is easier and faster, especially for those with higher health needs or living in rural or regional communities.
  3. Services are innovative, safe and effective, and designed around those who use them.
  4. Health service delivery is supported by high quality corporate and clinical governance and management.
  5. Public investment in health is targeted to ensure the best possible use of available resources.

To find out more, read the Department of Health Strategic Plan 2012-2016 (2013 update)

Corporate information

Strategic plans

Hospital and Health Services

Organisational units and statewide services

Our key people

Lawrence Springborg, Minister for Health, Member for Southern Downs

Lawrence Springborg, Minister for Health, Member for Southern Downs

Ian Maynard, Director-General, Department of Health

Ian Maynard, Director-General, Department of Health

Key documents

Last Updated: 07 May 2014
Last Reviewed: 07 May 2014