Communities invited to share their health stories

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Residents are invited to tell their story as part of a new project designed to determine the health needs of local communities.

The Local Area Health Needs Assessment (LANA) invites people to share their health care experiences.

“Darling Downs Health covers a wide area – roughly the same as Tasmania,” Wendy Pannach, Clinical Redesign and Innovation Manager, said.

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

“Our communities are widespread and diverse, and each has 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.”

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

To complete the registration form to tell your story click here.