Destination 2030 Consultation Feedback

Closes 22 Sep 2017

Opened 14 Aug 2017


Our Destination 2030: Great Care for Central Queenslanders strategy will shape the future of health care across our region, and support our aim for Central Queenslanders to be amongst the healthiest in the world.

Our vision and our strategy for the next decade and beyond is set out in this document and it provides a clear vision for the future and the key milestones for 2020 and for 2025 that we will use to measure our progress on our journey to Destination 2030. Our ambition is simple, Great Care for Central Queenslanders, wherever and whenever we deliver it.

In delivering this vision, there are significant challenges for our communities and our hospital and health service, together with a rapidly changing context for health services across the country and internationally.

Our Destination 2030 strategy sets out these challenges and that changing context and also our ambitious plans to address these challenges, improving the care, experience, clinical outcomes and, ultimately, helping to improve the health of our population across Central Queensland.

Our patients and consumers will be at the heart of how we deliver and design services; and our clinical outcomes and our patient and consumer experience will be amongst the best in Australia, ensuring that CQ Health will be the best place in Queensland for health staff to work.

To achieve our objectives and deliver greatness for our patients, consumers, their carers, our staff and the communities we live in, we want your feedback.

We would like to know if you support our view of the future, our ambitions, our challenges and how we will measure our success.

Destination 2030 was developed with several principles in mind, and we ask that you consider these principles when sharing your advice and ideas:

  • Patient safety is paramount and this is clearly reflected in our first objective, Great Care, Great Experience. A key element of delivering patient safety is to ensure we have safe levels of appropriately qualified and experienced clinical staff available to provide appropriate, planned and emergency care for our services in Central Queensland. Where we can, we will deliver services close to home across Central Queensland. Where possible, we will support these safe staffing levels by developing centres of expertise in Central Queensland; like the regional Cancer Centre in Rockhampton to support and improve patient safety.
  • Services are planned and delivered based on demand - i.e. the number of people requiring the service - and the ability to recruit appropriately skilled expertise;
  • Recruitment of some specialised clinical skills will remain challenging for hospital and health services across the State and across Australia; and
  • Funding is a finite resource and the growing demand for health services will require innovation, ambitious partnerships and ongoing efficiencies to enable our hospital and health service to sustainably meet demand.

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

If you require further information or would like to contact us, please email

View Destination 2030: Great Care for Central Queenslanders draft strategy

Why We Are Consulting

This consultation will help shape the final Destination 2030 Great Care for Central Queenslander's strategy. All feedback on this draft document will be considered, reviewed and, where appropriate, included in the strategy before its release in November 2017.

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