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The Partners

Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners is a collaboration between ten world-class hospital and health services, research institutes and universities.

Our partners are

Metro South Hospital and Health Service

Metro South Hospital and Health Service (MSHHS) is the major provider of public health services, and health education and research in the Brisbane southside, Logan, Redlands and Scenic Rim regions.

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MSHHS serves an estimated one million people, or 23 percent of Queensland’s population. It is made up of four major hospitals; the major clinical centre is the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Metro North Hospital and Health Service

Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) is the largest of the hospital and health services in Queensland and fulfils a significant research and teaching role.

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MNHHS serves approximately 900,000 people, or 20 percent of Queensland’s population. Two of its five hospitals are tertiary facilities that provide state-wide super specialty services.

Mater Misericordiae Ltd

A Catholic not-for-profit ministry of Mercy Partners, Mater comprises several hospitals, health centres and related businesses, a nationally accredited health education provider, and a world-class medical research institute—Mater Research.

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An internationally recognised leader in medical research, Mater Research translates medical research into clinical practice to deliver better outcomes for our patients and the wider community. Established in 1998 with a primary focus in cancer research, the world-class institute has since expanded to include research within fields including immunology, mental health, maternity studies, diabetes and obesity.

Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service

Children’s Health Queensland CHQ) is a specialist statewide hospital and health service dedicated to caring for children and young people from across Queensland and northern New South Wales.

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CHQ is committed to collaborating with all its healthcare partners, most importantly families, to ensure the health service consistently delivers safe, high-quality patient and family-centred care.A recognised leader in paediatric healthcare, education and research, CHQ delivers a full range of clinical services, tertiary and quarternary care, and health promotion programs through: The Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, The Child and Youth Community Health Service, The Child and Youth Mental Health Service, Statewide services and programs, including specialist outreach and telehealth services and Partnerships with other hospital and health services andnon-government organisations (NGOs).

The University of Queensland

For more than a century, The University of Queensland (UQ) has maintained a global reputation for delivering knowledge leadership for a better world.

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The most prestigious and widely recognised independent rankings of world universities consistently place UQ in the top 50, and UQ again topped the nation in the 2016 Nature Index for Australian Academic Institutions, and was awarded more Australian Research Council funding than any other Australian university in the 2015–16 financial year grant announcements. The University of Queensland has a strong focus on teaching excellence, having won more national teaching awards than any other university in Australia, and with eleven clinical schools, students have the opportunity to learn and practise the clinical skills needed to be highly competent doctors, nurses, psychologists, and allied health specialists.

Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a leading university with an applied emphasis on career-orientated courses and collaborative research.

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As part of a university for the real world, QUTs Faculty of Health fosters close links with industry in the development and delivery of programs which guide graduates in their chosen career path and contribute to the improvement of human health and Australia’s healthcare policies. Most of the research of the Faculty of Health is conducted through the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) is QUT’s premier research institute and is focused on finding solutions to high-priority health issues by conducting research into new technologies, techniques, devices, behaviours, and interventions. IHBI brings together a range of disciplines from across the spectrum of health, biomedical science, and biomedical engineering research.

Translational Research Institute

Brisbane’s Translational Research Institute (TRI) is a leading Australian innovative medical research, development and translation facility. The multi-partner facility is co-located with a biopharmaceutical manufacturer, on the grounds of a major teaching hospital.

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This unique combination makes it faster and easier to clinically test research discoveries and translate these into better patient care. TRI combines the research intellect and capability of the University of Queensland’s Diamantina Institute, School of Medicine and Mater Research; the Queensland University of Technology’s Institute of Health and Biomedical innovation; and the Queensland Government. Over 800 researchers and clinicians from these partner institutes are working together to take scientific innovations through to new screening methods, diagnostic tools and treatments for patients worldwide. TRI is at the interface of science, medicine and industry.

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

The QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute is a world-leading translational research institute focused on cancer, infectious diseases, mental health and a range of complex diseases.

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Working in close collaboration with clinicians and other research institutes, QIMR Berghofer’s aim is to improve health by developing new diagnostics, better treatments and prevention strategies.

Department of Health

The Department of Health is responsible for the overall management of the Queensland public health system. It provides leadership and direction and works collaboratively to enable the health system to deliver quality services that are safe and responsive for Queenslanders.

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To ensure Queenslanders receive the best possible care, the department has entered into a service agreement with each of the 16 Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) to deliver public services in their local area. The Department of Health’s role includes promoting the efficient and effective use of resources and developing statewide plans for health services, workforce and major capital investment. It also delivers specialised health services, providing ambulance, health information and communication technology and support services to HHSs.

The Department of Health and its partners strive to provide better health outcomes for all Queenslanders through continuous improvement and innovation, to deliver the greatest health benefit with the available resources.

Brisbane South PHN

Brisbane South PHN’s vision is ‘better system, better health’ – a well-coordinated primary health sector improving whole of life health and wellbeing across our region.

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Brisbane South PHN is one of the 31 PHNs established by the Australian federal government in 2015.  PHNs are responsible for improving the coordination of care to ensure that all patients, receive the right care in the right place at the right time.  PHNs facilitate improvements in primary healthcare by undertaking evidence-based needs assessments of their regions and by working with their communities, general practitioners, other primary healthcare providers, secondary care providers and local hospitals. Brisbane South PHN’s catchment area aligns with that of Metro South Hospital and Health Service and covers 23% of Queensland’s population.