Have your say on local health services

Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (CHHHS) is conducting a local area needs assessment (LANA) in partnership with the community, health professionals and service providers.

How to be involved

We need as many local voices as possible to inform the needs assessment, and there are a number of ways you can have your say:

  1. Take the 5 minute survey
  2. Attend your local consultation session
  3. Join a virtual consultation session

Surveys

We invite you to take one of the short five minute surveys to share your views.

The surveys close on Friday 8 of April 2022.

Local consultation sessions

Email chhhs_planning@health.qld.gov.au to RSVP.

  • LocationDateTime
    Babinda Bowls Club
    110 Munro Street
    Babinda
    Thursday 7 April 2022 10 am – 11 am:
    Data presentation and discussion
    11 am – 12 pm:
    Drop in and discussion
    4 pm – 5 pm:
    Data presentation and discussion
    5 pm – 6 pm:
    Drop in and discussion
  • LocationDateTime
    Cassowary Coast Disaster Coordination Centre Training Room
    17 Flying Fish Point Road
    Innisfail
    Monday 4 April 2022 9 am – 10 am:
    Data presentation and discussion
    10 am – 11 am:
    Drop in and discussion
    4 pm – 5 pm:
    Data presentation and discussion
    5 pm – 6 pm:
    Drop in and discussion
  • LocationDateTime
    Mareeba Hospital
    Community Room
    21 Lloyd Street
    Mareeba
    Wednesday 23 March 2022 10 am – 11 am:
    Data presentation and discussion
    11 am – 12 pm:
    Drop in and discussion
    4 pm – 5 pm:
    Data presentation and discussion
    5 pm – 6 pm:
    Drop in and discussion
    Atherton Hospital
    Conference Room
    Ground Floor
    Cnr Jack and Louise Streets
    Atherton
    Monday 28 March 2022 10 am – 11 am:
    Data presentation and discussion
    11 am – 12 pm:
    Drop in and discussion
    4 pm – 5 pm:
    Data presentation and discussion
    5 pm – 6 pm:
    Drop in and discussion
  • Cairns Hospital Auditorium
    Level 2, A Block
    165 The Esplanade, Cairns

    DateTimeSession
    Friday 18 March 2022 9 am - 10 am Neonatal/Maternal, Children and Young People

    10 am - 11 am Oral/Dental Health

    11 am - 12 pm Drop-in session and discussion
    Monday 21 March 2022 9 am - 10 am Rheumatic Heart Disease

    10 am - 11 am Circulatory System Diseases

    11 am - 12 pm Drop-in session and discussion

    1 pm - 2 pm Primary Health, Public Health and Community Health

    2 pm - 3 pm Social Determinants of Health

    3 pm - 4 pm Service access, availability, and utilisation

    4 pm - 6 pm Drop-in session and discussion
    Tuesday 22 March 2022 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm Immunology & Infectious Diseases

    2.30 pm - 3.30 pm Respiratory Disease

    3.30 pm - 4.30 pm Cancer Care and Haematology

    4.30 pm - 6 pm Drop-in session
    Friday 25 March 2022 9 am -10 am Diabetes

    10 am - 11 am End Stage Kidney Disease

    11 am - 12 pm Drop-in session
    Wednesday 30 March 2022 8.30 am - 9.30 am Mental Health and Substance Abuse

    9.30 am - 10.30 am Sexual Health

    10.30 am - 11.30 am Women’s Health
    Wednesday 6 April 2022 9 am - 10 am Older People

    10 am - 11 am People with a Disability

    11 am - 12 pm Drop-in session
  • LocationDateTime
    Mossman Memorial Bowls Club
    6 - 8 Johnston Road
    Mossman
    Thursday 31 March 2022 10 am – 11 am:
    Data presentation and discussion
    11 am – 12 pm:
    Drop in and discussion
    4 pm – 5 pm:
    Data presentation and discussion
    5 pm – 6 pm:
    Drop in and discussion
    Wednesday 23 March 20224 pm – 5 pm:
    Data presentation and discussion
    5 pm – 6 pm:
    Drop in and discussion

Virtual sessions

Email chhhs_planning@health.qld.gov.au to RSVP and you will be sent the link for the online session.

DateTimeSession
Thursday 24 March 2022 3 pm - 4.30 pm Presentation of data and discussion on local area health needs
Friday 1 April 2022 3 pm - 4.30 pm Presentation of data and discussion on local area health needs
Tuesday 5 April 2022 3 pm - 4.30 pm Presentation of data and discussion on local area health needs

What is a local area needs assessment?

A local area needs assessment (LANA) is a systematic method of identifying unmet health and healthcare needs of a population and determining if changes are required to meet those unmet needs. It helps to determine the community’s health priorities, how to better use resources, and plan programs or activities that support people's health needs.

Who can take part in the LANA?

We want to hear from community members, health professionals and service providers in our region.

As users of health care in our region, community members provide invaluable insight into what their needs are and what helps or prevents people from accessing health services.

The views of health professionals, service providers and other key stakeholders are also important. Their views provide insight into disease trends, emerging treatments, workforce needs, the effectiveness of current service delivery models as well as opportunities for improvement, coordination and linkages between services and barriers to access.

Information about the health data for your local area can be viewed in the links below:

Area Profile Areas included
Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (PDF, 815.6KB) Far North, Tablelands (East) – Kuranda, Port Douglas – Daintree, Cairns – North, Cairns – South, Innisfail - Cassowary
Cairns South (PDF, 840.1KB) Bentley Park, Cairns City, Earlville – Bayview Heights, Edmonton, Gordonvale – Trinity, Kanimbla – Mooroobool, Lamb Range, Manoora, Manunda, Mount Sheridan, Westcourt – Bungalow, White Rock, Whitfield – Edge Hill, Woree
Tablelands (East) - Kuranda (PDF, 842.9KB) Atherton, Herberton, Kuranda, Malanda – Yungaburra, Mareeba
Cairns North (PDF, 890.7KB) Clifton Beach – Kewarra Beach, Freshwater – Stratford, Redlynch, Trinity Beach – Smithfield, Yorkeys Knob – Machans Beach
Innisfail - Cassowary (PDF, 1.0MB) Babinda, Innisfail, Johnstone, Tully (part in Cairns and Hinterland), Yarrabah
Port Douglas – Daintree (PDF, 830.4KB) Port Douglas, Daintree
Far North (PDF, 895.2KB) Cape York, Croydon – Etheridge, Tablelands

What happens with the information?

What you tell us will help us understand the region’s health service and community needs. The information will be compiled together with a systematic analysis of health data and used to develop the LANA. The outcomes of the LANA will help guide local decision making and form the basis of future CHHHS plans.

Our commitment to you

We will keep you informed about the progress of the Local Area Health Needs Assessment.  We will listen to your feedback and acknowledge concerns and aspirations for health services.  We will provide feedback on how public input influenced the final report.

Once finalised, the findings of the CHHHS Local Area Needs Assessment will be published on our website.

Thank you!

We appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey. Your contributions are highly valued. For any inquiries, please contact chhhs_planning@health.qld.gov.au.

Last updated: March 2022