Implementation of the Government response to Recommendation 1
Youth Mental Health
The Queensland Government will engage an independent party by 30 September 2016 to review the progress of implementation of the Hunter Review with regard to the delivery of statewide services. This will include a focus on the functions and role of the Department of Health as a system manager and the role of Hospital and Health Services as statutory bodies with responsibility for delivering statewide services across local communities through service agreements entered into with the Department. This review will be completed by 31 March 2017.
This recommendation was led by the Strategy, Planning and Policy Division, Department of Health.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) was appointed to conduct this review and submitted the final report on 22 March 2017.
The report was informed by extensive consultation with Department of Health staff, Hospital and Health Services, non-government organisations, and consumers.
The final report was considered by the Department of Health with all recommendations being endorsed.
In response to the recommendations, a Statewide Services Governance and Risk Management Framework has been developed to improve the planning, governance and delivery of statewide services.
The Youth Mental Health Program Oversight Committee established by Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch (MHAODB), Clinical Excellence Division, Department of Health will oversee the Youth Mental Health Program. The Youth Mental Health Program includes progressing work associated with the outcomes of reports and reviews completed as part of the successful implementation of the Queensland Government response to the Barrett Adolescent Centre (BAC) COI Report. As recommendation 1 has broader implications across Queensland Health, it is being managed by the Departmental Leadership Team through Queensland Health’s Strategic Policy and Planning Division.