Share your health stories

Kingaroy Hospital is one of 29 hospitals and health care facilities in the Darling Downs Health region. Picture: FILE

South Burnett residents are being invited to tell their health story.

This is part of a new project designed to determine the health needs of local communities.

Clinical Redesign and Innovation Manager Wendy Pannach invited people in the Darling Downs Health region to share their health care experiences as part of the Local Area Health Needs Assessment.

“Darling Downs Health covers a wide area – roughly the same as Tasmania,” she said.

“We have 29 hospitals and health care facilities in our region, and we cover seven different local government areas.”

As each of the communities are widespread and diverse, they each have their own characteristics and unique needs.

“We are looking to get a better understanding of these needs. This will allow us to prioritise our work and make sure any urgent needs are addressed quickly and efficiently,” Ms Pannach said.

The first step of the needs assessment invites local residents to tell their story about accessing a health service recently.

“People can register their interest in telling their story via an online registration form,” Ms Pannach said.

“We want to know what worked well and where improvements can be made.

“We will be offering one-on-one consultations and online surveys, as well as providing people the opportunity to upload written statements.”

For more information about Darling Downs Health’s Local Area Health Needs Assessment (LANA) visit