Strong partnerships and collaboration play a central role in delivering healthcare to all Queenslanders. Queensland Health already works in partnership with the Australian Government, the not-for-profit sector, and the private sector. The department is looking at growing these relationships to deliver cost effective, quality healthcare to Queenslanders.
Under the new Blueprint for better healthcare in Queensland, public sector health services will be contested to determine if alternative service providers can offer innovation and value for money in delivering quality services.
Partner with Queensland Health has been established to provide industry with an opportunity to commence dialogue with the department about how to contribute to delivering a better healthcare system. Priority areas being considered by the department are listed in the Contestability assessment pipeline. Proposals relating to infrastructure projects will be considered by the Ministerial Health Infrastructure Council.
The Ministerial Health Infrastructure Council announced on 27 February 2013, will be appointed to guide private investment in health services and infrastructure. The Council will be transparent when connecting project proponents to Queensland Health.
The Contestability Branch will lead and coordinate contestability reforms within Queensland Health. The branch has been established to investigate alternative service delivery models to provide better value health services.
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Lawrence Springborg MP, Minister for Health
Contestability assessment pipeline
The following service delivery areas have been prioritised for assessment by September 2013: