Treating people locally
Queensland’s telehealth program enables patients to receive quality care closer to home via telecommunication technology, improving access to specialist healthcare for people in regional communities and reducing the need to travel for specialist advice.
Queensland Health’s Telehealth Strategy 2021-2026 sets a five-year vision for enabling consumer-centred care delivery for any model of care or physical location. It positions telehealth as a component of virtual care and includes principles, goals, focus areas, models of care, enablers, and benefits. Extensive stakeholder engagement identified needs that are outlined in the Strategy, to guide advocacy and improvement across the organisation.