Medicine and Chronic Disease Services Inpatient Service Health Service Plan - Draft

Closed 13 Jun 2014

Opened 28 May 2014

Feedback Updated 3 Feb 2015

We Asked

We asked for your feedback regarding the draft Medicine and Chronic Disease Services - Inpatient Services Health Service Plan. We asked you to review the proposed service directions and strategies and advise the extent to which you agreed or disagreed with them. We asked you to provide any further comments on the Plan.

You Said

We received 39 responses to the consultation. Over 80 per cent of respondents agreed or strongly agreed with the service directions and strategies in the Plan. Many of you were keen to see increased focus and detail on hospital avoidance and substitution strategies to manage the projected growth in inpatient demand.

We Did

Subsequent to the completion of this Plan, we commenced the process to develop a Hospital Avoidance and Substitution Health Service Plan for Metro South Health. The Hospital Avoidance and Substitution Health Service Plan will be available for your feedback in early 2015.


Metro South Health is the largest Hospital and Health Service in Queensland, servicing a population of approximately 1 million people.   Metro South Health covers the regions of Brisbane (south of the Brisbane River), Logan, Redlands and the eastern portion of the Scenic Rim.  Metro South Health is the main public health service provider within this catchment and delivers hospital services, community and primary health services, mental health services and oral health services. 

Metro South Health includes the following public hospital services:

  • Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital (QEII)
  • Logan Hospital
  • Redland Hospital
  • Beaudesert Hospital.


At the PAH, Metro South Health provides state-wide specialist services for:

  • Acquired Brain Injury, including an Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Service (ABIOS)
  • Amputee Limb Service
  • Spinal Injury Unit including a Spinal Outreach Team (SPOT)
  • Transplantation including liver, kidney, bone, cartilage and corneas.


The Medicine and Chronic Disease Services - Inpatient Services Health Service Plan is the first comprehensive health service plan for medicine and chronic disease services in Metro South Health.  It is a key directional plan and supports and enables our Strategic Plan.

This Plan was undertaken in three main stages:

  1. Data analysis
  2. Stakeholder consultation
  3. Development of service directions.


Metro South Health is now seeking feedback regarding the proposed Health Service Plan.

In providing feedback, Metro South Health recommends that you read the Medicine and Chronic Disease Services - Inpatient Services Health Service Plan.

This Health Service Plan outlines the current and emerging service needs; identifies the health services required to meet these needs; identifies the most efficient and effective ways to strengthen access to service delivery and identifies key directions in strengthening service models for Medicine and Chronic Disease Services inpatient activity.

The Plan is provided as a draft for consultation and does not represent Metro South Health policy at this time.  No commitment has been made to implement any of the recommended service directions.

Why We Are Consulting

Metro South Health is committed to delivering the best possible services within the catchment and values input from a range of stakeholders including consumers, carers, the community, GPs and other service providers.  The purpose of this engagement is to seek feedback on the draft Medicine and Chronic Disease Services - Inpatient Services Health Service Plan to ensure that our health services meets the current and future needs of our population.



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