The Office for Prisoner Health and Wellbeing (OPHW) was established in response to the Offender Health Services Review. It provides statewide leadership and is a coordination point for Queensland Health-provided primary healthcare services for people in Queensland Corrective Services custody.
To enable Queensland Health staff to provide the best possible health care for people in prison. In doing so it seeks to assist people in prison to experience the best health possible, improve their wellbeing and future life prospects. By improving the health of people whilst in prison it will contribute to improving the health of the wider community upon release.
OPHW facilitates the development and coordination of statewide policies, plans, funding proposals, and information management systems, and participates in quality, research and service re-design activities.
- provides an escalation point for unresolved issues at the local level
- resolves system-wide challenges
- builds consistency across the health service system for people in prison
- leads the implementation of recommendations from the Offender Health Services Review.
- Memorandum of Understanding between Queensland Health (QH) and Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) for prisoner health services (PDF, 370KB)
- Reducing barriers to health and wellbeing: The Queensland Prisoner Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2020-2025 (PDF, 6.2MB)
- Memorandum of Understanding between Queensland Health and Queensland Corrective Services for health testing clinics at community corrections offices (PDF, 2MB)
- Office for Prisoner Health and Wellbeing – A consumer perspective (PDF, 394KB)
- Statement on the provision of end of life care for people in prison and in the community corrections system (PDF, 152KB)
- Mental Health Services in Correctional Centres (PDF, 532KB)
- Patients, family and friends
- Hospital and Health Services
- Queensland Corrective Services
- Department of Health
- Health Services provision to Queensland prisoners
Time to Work Employment Service (TWES)
Accessing prison health records
To request your prison health record, or if you are requesting access on another person’s behalf, please complete the Application for Prison Health Record form and email it to email@example.com.
Call 07 3271 8640 for more information.