We asked, you said, we did
Destination 2030: Great Care for Central Queenslanders was endorsed by the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Board on 27 October 2017. It will now guide the planning, resourcing and delivery of Great Care for Central Queenslanders into the future.
The strategic blueprint was finalised after a thorough review of feedback from an extensive, six week, community and staff consultation. Feedback from staff, patients, consumers, partners, community groups, councils and key partners resulted is changes.
The online consultation received 101 responses and 50 pages of feedback. We also received input at 16 separate staff consultation sessions including six all-staff video conferences, 11 community consultations, emailed feedback and a written submission from Rockhampton Regional Council, feedback from Members of Parliament and a range of other partners and stakeholders .
That feedback resulted in a range of improvements including:
- Strengthening the reference to the strategic partnership with defence forces;
- Inclusion of a reference to Queensland Health’s Queensland Central Regional Planning process;
- Strengthening of the Great Learning and Research objective;
- Specific reference to partnering with the Primary Health Network;
- Reference to an improved, contemporary physical environment for our patients consumers and staff;
- Working with education and industry to build research and education capability;
- Highlighting the development of Gladstone Hospital as a comprehensive general hospital for the Gladstone Region and the development of a Women’s and Children’s Centre for the provision of a broad range of maternity, medicine and women’s and children’s services; and
- Inclusion of our commitment to work closely with the Woorabinda Council and other partners to improve the health of the Woorabinda community.
We also received valuable staff and community opinion on how we should put our strategic vision into operation, though it did not result in changes to Destination 2030: Great Care for Central Queenslanders.
The electronic consultation delivered 50 pages of feedback which included:
- No respondent suggested any of the five objectives be removed or replaced
- Finances and ability to recruit were identified as the major impediments to achieving the strategic vision
- 90% supported our ambition to grow Rockhampton as the centre of excellence
- 92% supported our ambition to “Close the Gap”
- 95% agree that as the centre of excellence, Rockhampton Hospital should provide expert support to the key health hubs.
CQ Health values the contribution and support our vision has received. During the coming weeks and months there will be many significant announcements as we deliver improvements for our community and develop care closer to home.