List of Independent Patient Rights Advisors: Spotlight Information and Resources Issue 12
The Mental Health and Other Drugs Branch of the Department of Health has developed a list of Independent Patient Rights Advisors (IPRA) within the Hospital and Heath Services. This list is current as of May 2017.
Download the list of Independent Patient Rights Advisors within the Hospital and Heath Services.
National Social Housing Survey: Summary of National Results 2016: Spotlight News Issue 11
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released the summary of national results for the 2016 National Social Housing Survey (NSHS). The NSHS sampled tenants in public housing, community housing and state owned and managed Indigenous housing (SOMIH) between April and June 2016.
The results revealed that:
- around 1 in 3 social housing households included at least 1 member with disability
- all social housing programs used health and medical services most frequently, followed by mental health services.
For further information, read the National Social Housing Survey: Summary of National Results 2016.
Refugee Health and Wellbeing Policy and Action Plan: Spotlight Information and Resources Issue 11
The Refugee Health and Wellbeing: A Policy and Action Plan for Queensland 2017 – 2020 has been officially launched. This policy and action plan aims to:
- Facilitate a state-wide, system-wide and action-oriented approach to improving the health and wellbeing of people from refugee backgrounds in Queensland
- Give practical guidance around identified priority areas for action that will increase access to timely, high quality and culturally responsive healthcare services.
Read the Refugee Health and Wellbeing: A Policy and Action Plan for Queensland 2017 – 2020.
Refugee Health Network of Queensland, which aims to ‘be a mechanism to build capacity, partnerships, and facilitate coordination of care across health, settlement agencies, communities, government and non-government sectors’ has also been launched. To find out more about the network, visit the Refugee Health Network of Queensland website.