Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service's Let's talk health campaign survey will close this Friday with more than 200 locals from across the region already sharing their feedback.
The survey provides residents their opportunity to help shape the direction of local health care as part of the community consultation campaign.
While the public forums have concluded, people can still take part via the online survey at www.health.qld.gov.au/widebay/letstalkhealth until close of business on Friday, 10 June.
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Board Chair Peta Jamieson said Let’s talk health had provided a great opportunity to hear from people across the region via public forums.
“It’s been wonderful to get out across our Wide Bay region talking to the community about our draft strategic plan and hearing about their priorities for healthcare locally,” Ms Jamieson said.
“This is an essential part of ensuring the Strategic Plan for 2022-2026 reflects the evolving needs of our community and provides a clear direction on how the health service will meet those needs.
“Alongside these public forums, we’ve also been receiving virtual feedback via our Let’s talk health online survey and we’re encouraging people to complete the survey before it closes on Friday.
“It’s a great opportunity to take part, especially if you were unable to attend your local Let’s talk health forum or live more remotely.”
WBHHS Chief Executive Debbie Carroll encouraged people to take the time to look at the draft strategic plan and complete the survey.
“Our draft strategic plan is based on the feedback of a range of clinical and non-clinical stakeholders, but it’s essential that the plan also draws on the knowledge and experience of members of our communities right across the Wide Bay,” Ms Carroll said.
“Based off the contributions of our community, our team can confirm what we’ve got right in the draft plan and identify any gaps that we need to address.
“On top of that, the invaluable feedback we receive can go beyond the overarching vision of our strategic plan and is then provided to teams as they form more detailed operational plans across our health service.
“Community feedback really does shape future health services, so I encourage people to complete the online survey before it closes on Friday.”
The draft strategic plan, online survey and more information can be found at www.health.qld.gov.au/widebay/letstalkhealth.
Anyone unable to access the online survey can find hard copies at WBHHS facilities or can contact 4303 8858 to have one sent to them.
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