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Oversight Committee Communiques (2017–19)

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Oversight Committee Communique: Issue 7—22 August 2019 Meeting

Oversight Committee Communique Issue 7 from the 22 August 2019 Youth Mental Health Program second Oversight Committee meeting. The purpose of these communiques are to facilitate transparency and communication with the Queensland community regarding Oversight committee deliberations.
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Oversight Committee Communique: Issue 6—3 April 2019 Meeting

Oversight Committee Communique Issue 6 from the 3 April 2019 Youth Mental Health Program second Oversight Committee meeting. The purpose of these communiques are to facilitate transparency and communication with the Queensland community regarding Oversight committee deliberations.
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Oversight Committee Communique: Issue 5—21 November 2018 Meeting

Oversight Committee Communique Issue 5 from the 21 November 2018 Youth Mental Health Program second Oversight Committee meeting. The purpose of these communiques are to facilitate transparency and communication with the Queensland community regarding Oversight committee deliberations.
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Oversight Committee Communique: Issue 4—23 August 2018 Meeting

Oversight Committee Communique Issue 4 from the 23 August 2018 Youth Mental Health Program second Oversight Committee meeting. The purpose of these communiques are to facilitate transparency and communication with the Queensland community regarding Oversight committee deliberations.
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Oversight Committee Communique: Issue 3—May 2018 Meeting

Oversight Committee Communique Issue 3 from the 1 May 2018 Youth Mental Health Program second Oversight Committee meeting. The purpose of these communiques are to facilitate transparency and communication with the Queensland community regarding Oversight committee deliberations.
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Oversight Committee Communique: Issue 2—9 February 2018 Meeting

Oversight Committee Communique Issue 2 from the 9 February 2018 Youth Mental Health Program second Oversight Committee meeting. The purpose of these communiques are to facilitate transparency and communication with the Queensland community regarding Oversight committee deliberations.
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Oversight Committee Communique: Issue 1—13 October 2017 Meeting

Oversight Committee Communique Issue 1 from the 13 October 2017 Youth Mental Health Program Oversight Committee meeting. The purpose of these communiques are to facilitate transparency and communication with the Queensland community regarding Oversight committee deliberations.

AET Centre Commissioning Steering Committee Communiques (2018–19)

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Adolescent Extended Treatment (AET) Centre Commissioning Steering Committee Communique

Steering Committee Communique from the September 2019 AET Centre Commissioning meeting.
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Adolescent Extended Treatment (AET) Centre Commissioning Steering Committee Communique

Steering Committee Communique from the August 2019 AET Centre Commissioning meeting.
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Adolescent Extended Treatment (AET) Centre Commissioning Steering Committee Communique

Steering Committee Communique from the July 2019 AET Centre Commissioning meeting.
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Adolescent Extended Treatment (AET) Centre Commissioning Steering Committee Communique

Steering Committee Communique from the June 2019 AET Centre Commissioning meeting.
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Adolescent Extended Treatment (AET) Centre Commissioning Steering Committee Communique

Steering Committee Communique from the May 2019 AET Centre Commissioning meeting.
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Adolescent Extended Treatment (AET) Centre Commissioning Steering Committee Communique

Steering Committee Communique from the April 2019 AET Centre Commissioning meeting.
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Adolescent Extended Treatment (AET) Centre Commissioning Steering Committee Communique

Steering Committee Communique from the March 2019 AET Centre Commissioning meeting.
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Adolescent Extended Treatment (AET) Centre Commissioning Steering Committee Communique

Steering Committee Communique from the February 2019 AET Centre Commissioning meeting.
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Adolescent Extended Treatment (AET) Centre Commissioning Steering Committee Communique

Steering Committee Communique from the November 2018 AET Centre Commissioning meeting.
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Adolescent Extended Treatment (AET) Facility Commissioning Steering Committee Communique

Steering Committee Communique from the October 2018 AET Facility Commissioning meeting.
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Adolescent Extended Treatment (AET) Facility Commissioning Steering Committee Communique

Steering Committee Communique from the September 2018 AET Facility Commissioning meeting.
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Adolescent Extended Treatment (AET) Facility Commissioning Steering Committee Communique

Steering Committee Communique from the 28 August 2018 AET Facility Commissioning meeting. The purpose of these communiques are to to keep stakeholders informed about the commissioning activities as they unfold.

COI Implementation Steering Committee Communiques (2016–17)

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2017 Clinical Excellence Showcase Posters

The implementation of the Government response to the Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry recommendations was highlighted in two posters displayed at the Department of Health's Clinical Excellence Showcase in June 2017..
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Communique: Issue 8—9 July 2017 Meeting

Communique Issue 8 from the 19 July 2017 Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry Implementation Steering Committee meeting. The purpose of these communiques are to facilitate transparency and communication with the Queensland community regarding steering committee deliberations.
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Communique: Issue 7—2 June 2017 Meeting

Communique Issue 7 from the 2 June 2017 Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry Implementation Steering Committee meeting. The purpose of these communiques are to facilitate transparency and communication with the Queensland community regarding steering committee deliberations.
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Communique: Issue 6—7 April 2017 Meeting

Communique Issue 6 from the 7 April 2017 Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry Implementation Steering Committee meeting. The purpose of these communiques are to facilitate transparency and communication with the Queensland community regarding steering committee deliberations.
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Communique: Issue 5—3 March 2017 Meeting

Communique Issue 5 from the 3 March 2017 Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry Implementation Steering Committee meeting. The purpose of these communiques are to facilitate transparency and communication with the Queensland community regarding steering committee deliberations.
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Communique: Issue 4—9 February 2017 Meeting

Communique Issue 4 from the 9 February 2017 Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry Implementation Steering Committee meeting. The purpose of these communiques are to facilitate transparency and communication with the Queensland community regarding steering committee deliberations.
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Communique: Issue 3—18 November 2016 Meeting

Communique Issue 3 from the 18 November 2016 Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry Implementation Steering Committee meeting. The purpose of these communiques are to facilitate transparency and communication with the Queensland community regarding steering committee deliberations.
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Communique: Issue 2—6 October 2016 Meeting

Communique Issue 2 from the 6 October 2016 Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry Implementation Steering Committee meeting. The purpose of these communiques are to facilitate transparency and communication with the Queensland community regarding steering committee deliberations.
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Communique: Issue 1—30 August 2016 Meeting

At the meeting of 30 August 2016, the COI ISC agreed to issue a Communiqué after each meeting. The purpose of these communiques are to facilitate transparency and communication with the Queensland community regarding steering committee deliberations.

In the media

25 July 2019

Clinical Excellence Queensland Facebook post covering the ADCO team at the future site of the Adolescent Extended Treatment Centre in Chermside for their Structure Milestone and Safety Award presentation.

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22 November 2018

Clinical Excellence Queensland Facebook post covering the commencement of construction of the new statewide adolescent mental health treatment centre. The project is being managed by the Department of Health in collaboration with stakeholders.

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19 November 2018

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Health Minister Steven Miles and Member for Stafford Dr Anthony Lynham announced the commencement of construction of the new statewide adolescent mental health treatment centre at The Prince Charles Hospital campus. The centre is expected to be operational by early 2020.

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17 October 2018

Young people experiencing severe and complex mental health issues are a step closer to accessing a purpose-built facility in Cairns, with the Queensland Government today announcing Aftercare as the service provider.

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17 October 2018

A leading builder with a strong record in delivering large-scale health care projects will start construction on Queensland's new adolescent mental health facility next month.

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Adolescent Extended Treatment Centre

External Review Operationalising the Model of Service for the Statewide Adolescent Extended Treatment Centre

The new statewide Adolescent Extended Treatment (AET) subacute service component being developed in Queensland for young people has no precedent in Australia. As part of the model of service (MOS) development activities led by Queensland Health’s Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch (MHAODB), Dr Paul Robertson was engaged as an external consultant in March 2019 to provide independent clinical and expert advice on operationalising the MOS.

Advice was requested to take into account:

  1. fidelity to the model
  2. safe delivery of services
  3. integration of services
  4. flexibility to meet the unique needs of the cohort of young people that might use the service in the future.

Dr Robertson’s April 2019 report, External Review Operationalising the Model of Service for the Statewide Adolescent Extended Treatment Centre advises on both the AET MOS (for 12 residential inpatient beds) and Day Treatment MOS (for 10 day treatment places in an integrated Day Program) to inform the staffing profile of the new state-wide AET Centre (AETC).

View report summary (PDF 2135 kB)

View Dr Paul Robertson full Report (PDF 414 kB)

AET Visual Model of Service

The Mental Health, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Branch (MHAODB) have overseen development of a Visual Model of Service (MOS) for the Adolescent Extended Treatment Centre (AETC).

Consistent with Government commitments, carers and consumers have been key stakeholders in the development of the AET MOS.

This visual MOS provides a summary outline of some core elements of the full AET MOS which details the target population, the functions, operation and governance involved in the delivery of high quality and safe services that integrates mental health and educational/vocational training for adolescents with severe and complex mental health issues within the new centre.

The MOS will provide a framework for Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service, as operators of the AET and the Department of Education as the lead for education programentre, to develop day to day processes in preparation for the centre’s opening in early 2020.

View Adolescent Extended Treatment Centre - Visual Model of Service (PDF 367 kB)

Last updated: 9 October 2019