Region in Focus: Central Queensland, Wide Bay & Sunshine Coast, and Darling Downs & West Moreton Regions

19 September 2023

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​In this edition of Health Works we highlight some key findings of the rural and remote workforce in the Central Queensland, Wide Bay & Sunshine Coast and Darling Downs & West Moreton regions drawn from the 2023 Health Workforce Needs Assessment (HWNA).

The HWNA, undertaken annually by Health Workforce Queensland (HWQ), includes an online survey targeting General Practitioners (GP), practice managers, primary health care nurses and midwives, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Practitioners and allied health practitioners (AHPs) working in Modified Monash (MM 2-7) locations in Queensland. The survey captured practitioners’ perceptions of workforce and services gaps in their region in addition to their thoughts on factors influencing health staff departures.

Read the full Region in Focus report here

Read the HWNA Survey Addendum report here