Turning our vision into reality
We have an ambitious strategy to transform our services. It will improve consumer and staff experience and deliver great care to our patients and consumers everywhere. The strategy will play a direct role in addressing the deep-seated health inequalities that face communities across our region.
Key milestones will be closely monitored to ensure the effective delivery of Destination 2030.
We will report our progress every year in the health service annual report and publish our progress and any appropriate update at each of the key milestones – 2020, 2025 and 2030.
By 2020 patients and consumers will be at the heart of how CQ Health designs and delivers our services. By 2020 we have:
- delivered more than $110m capital investment with a new state-of-the-art emergency department in Gladstone, transformed patient and visitor access with a new car park at Rockhampton Hospital and started work on a new regional mental health step-up step-down service at Gladstone
- implemented health pathways in partnership with General Practitioners across Central Queensland to deliver care in the community and reduce unnecessary hospital attendance and admission
- established the first stage of our specialist hospital services with the development of a specialist cardiovascular service for Central Queensland improving access, improving outcomes and ultimately saving lives of our residents
- commenced the first element of our 10 year health and wellbeing strategy with the launch of our 10,000 lives program to reduce smoking across Central Queensland
- commenced implementation of our single patient identifier program to improve patient safety with a single unique patient identifier for all our patients and consumers as the first step to establishing a digital hospital
- closed the gap in Indigenous life expectancy by two years; reduced smoking rates for those aged 18 and older to 41%; increased health checks for those aged 55 and over to 45%; increased those diagnosed with diabetes who have regular testing to 50% and completed health checks for those aged four or less to 30%
By 2025, clinical teams across CQ Health will be able to access clinical information anywhere, whenever it is needed, to improve how we deliver care and our consumer and staff experience will be amongst the best in the state. By 2025 we have:
- established a digital hospital approach across every one of our services, providing real-time access anywhere, any time to our clinicians and patients to their records to improve clinical decision making, quality and improve clinical outcomes
- established the second stage of our specialist hospital services for Central Queensland with the expansion and development of our specialist surgery and cancer services improving and expanding our urology, ear nose and throat, haematology services, expanded specialist surgery and cancer services to reduce the need for travel and improve outcomes
- used the reinvestment strategy to identify capital investment opportunities that develop our regional services, improve our outpatient facilities and capacity across Central Queensland, support the development of our surgery units at Rockhampton and Gladstone and improve the resilience of our rural hospitals
- have one of the best staff experiences in the country for rural and regional health services
expanded our medical, nursing and allied health professional education, training and professional schools through great partnerships with our regional universities. This will provide excellent training and learning and create a strong, sustainable pipeline for future recruitment into these roles in CQ Health
- commenced the further stages of our 2030 Health and Wellbeing Strategy with the launch of our obesity, diabetes, alcohol and mental wellbeing programs across Central Queensland to tackle these significant risk factors for our communities
- established a health research foundation in partnership with our regional universities to support our ambition to provide excellent clinical research which is rapidly translated into better clinical outcomes for our patients
- established Gladstone Hospital as a comprehensive general hospital with an expanded range of excellent surgical services, providing a broad range of maternity, medicine and women’s and children’s services for Gladstone and Banana regions
- developed Emerald and Biloela hospitals to provide a broad range of hospital services at these key regional hubs, with a strong network of local hospitals working in partnership across Central Queensland to ensure we maintain local access to hospital and health services for our rural communities
- closed the gap in Indigenous life expectancy by a further four years; reduced smoking rates for those aged 18 and older to 37%; increased health checks for those aged 55 and over to 60%; increased those diagnosed with diabetes who have regular tests to 60%; and completed health checks for those aged four or less to 50%
By 2030 CQ Health are delivering Great Care for Central Queenslanders.
We have real-time access anywhere, anytime, to clinical information to improve the care we deliver. Our services are designed and delivered around the needs of our consumers. We have 10,000 fewer patient journeys with our regional services, Telehealth and clinical network approach. CQ Health is the best place for health staff across Queensland to work and our consumer experience is amongst the best in the country. Our partnerships help us to improve the health and life expectancy for Central Queenslanders. CQ Health is a great place to work for all of our staff, and we deliver Great Care to everyone using our services. In 2030:
- we provide great care everywhere we deliver it. CQ Health is one of the best places for health staff across Australia to work and our consumer experience will be amongst the best in the country
- all our clinical and staff information is digital with real-time access anywhere, anytime, to improve the care we deliver. Wherever possible we are digitally connected to our General Practitioners and other partners, providing seamless care to patients and consumers
- fewer patients travel out of Central Queensland with the completion of our program to develop Rockhampton as a regional specialist hospital, providing quicker diagnosis and intervention, and better clinical outcomes in services including cardiology, cancer, surgery and children’s services
- fewer patients travel within Central Queensland with our Telehealth and regional clinical network approach enabling us to deliver even more care locally at our hospitals across Central Queensland
- in partnership with our regional universities, we excel in clinical research which is rapidly translated into better clinical care and better outcomes for our patients
- our partnerships across Central Queensland have improved life expectancy for our Indigenous communities
- we have closed the gap in life expectancy; reduced smoking for those aged 18 and older to 33%; increased health checks for those aged 55 and over to 70%; increased those diagnosed with diabetes who have regular tests to 70%; and completed health checks for those aged four or less to 70%
- we are a state leader in transforming care through our out-of-hospital and allied health services, and in transforming care through digital technology
- we have delivered major capital investment over the whole strategy to transform how we deliver and access care