Queensland’s health system must continue to evolve and develop to ensure it continues to provide high quality, timely services and improved health outcomes for Queenslanders. Care4Qld Strategy aims to focus the health system, across all sectors, to work together with a shared vision to deliver timely, quality and sustainable emergency care for all Queenslanders.
The Care4Qld Strategy aims to improve emergency access and patient flow by strengthening the capacity of our health system to meet the emergency care needs of Queenslanders - now and into the future. This strategy will be delivered by maximising partnerships and collaboration across the care continuum and across different care settings.
The Strategy was developed with key leaders from the Department of Health, Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) and the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) in response to the ongoing demands on the healthcare system. The aim is to streamline access to emergency care for Queenslanders by:
- Delivering care where and when it is needed by an appropriate clinician – delivering virtual care and care closer to home
- Supporting Queensland Ambulance Service response times through timely handover and acceptance of care into public emergency departments
- Maximising flow through bed occupancy management strategies to support efficient patient flow – leveraging a whole of system perspective.