Access to health services is vital no matter where older adults and their families live, no matter the health service and system e.g., primary, allied health, aged care, and NDIS to address acute and/or chronic health care needs in private and/or public systems.
COTA Queensland provided a submission to the Queensland Parliamentary Inquiry into the provision of primary, allied and private health care, aged care and NDIS care services and its impact on the Queensland public health system.
Queensland’s vision is for an integrated health system throughout the lifespan that places people at the centre of care. This means the system:
- Ensures equitable access, no matter a person’s diagnosis, age, location, or resources.
- Acknowledges health as interconnected to other community domains including transport, housing, and participation, and the Queensland Government encourages, tests, and embeds integrated models that connect these domains.
- There are clear and navigable pathways to services for diverse and changing needs.
- There is collaboration across Federal, State, and Local Government responsibilities including co-design with consumers to work towards an integrated system.
Visit our Community Health Services Hub to view the final recommendations from COTA Queensland and to access the submission to read local insights regarding accessibility and availability of health services and supports.