Metro North Hospital and Health Service Consultation Hub

Welcome to our Consultation Hub.

We value your ideas and feedback. The Consultation Hub is where everyone in the Metro North community (including patients, consumers, community groups and staff) can have their say about health service planning, delivery and evaluation.

For support with Consultation Hub including user access, contact Metro North Consumer and Community Engagement team on MNConsultationHub@health.qld.gov.au.

Open Consultations

  • Midwives on the Move Staff Experience

    We seek your feedback on our Midwives on the Move program. Your responses will remain anoynmous. Thank you! More

    Closes 7 December 2021

  • Caring Together Consumer Network

    To be considered for a consumer, carer or community representative position, please complete this form. More

    Closes 31 December 2021

  • Adis-Link Client Feedback Survey

    Adis 24/7 Alcohol and Drug Support recently created a new referral option for callers wishing to engage in alcohol and/or other drug treatment. The new referral method means that callers can be directly referred to an alcohol and other drug treatment service by providing their details and... More

    Closes 31 December 2021

  • JHO/SHO/PHO - Term assessment form 2022

    About this form The purpose of this form is to provide feedback to the intern on their performance and to support the decision about satisfactory completion of internship. The form is to be completed by the term supervisor and by the intern (for self-assessment) at the mid-point in any... More

    Closes 31 March 2023

  • Intern training - Term assessment form 2022

    About this form The purpose of this form is to provide feedback to the intern on their performance and to support the decision about satisfactory completion of internship. The form is to be completed by the term supervisor and by the intern (for self-assessment) at the mid-point in any... More

    Closes 31 March 2023

Closed Consultations

  • STARS Allied Health Directors Survey

    Allied heatlh student placements at STARS for 2021 are coming to an end. With student placement structures now established, we want to look at how the Allied Health Clinical Education Support Officer (AH CESO) role can best support and enhance the skills of our clinical educators (CE's) and... More

    Closed 30 November 2021

  • An Overview of Radiation Therapy Services @ RBWH for AYA patients – Resource Evaluation Survey

    In Australia, approximately 1,100 Adolescents and Young Adults (AYAs) are diagnosed with cancer annually (1). Of these cases, almost 225 AYAs are diagnosed in Queensland (2). Radiation Therapy is a clinically proven method of treatment that is prescribed as a part of international... More

    Closed 30 November 2021

  • Psychosocial Support for Staff Caring for Women Accessing a Termination of Pregnancy Survey

    You are invited to take part in a quality activity to explore the psychosocial support needs of staff involved in caring for women having a termination of pregnancy (TOP) at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital (RBWH). Completion of this survey should take around 5-10 minutes. ... More

    Closed 24 November 2021

  • Metro North Health Equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - expression of interest to participate

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equity requires a renewed approach to eliminating unavoidable, unjust, and unfair health inequities. Metro North Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership Team, in partnership with Health Service Strategy Unit, is leading a... More

    Closed 17 November 2021

  • STARS Allied Health CE Survey

    Allied heatlh student placements at STARS for 2021 are coming to an end. With student placement structures now established, we want to look at how the Allied Health Clinical Education Support Officer (AH CESO) role can best support and enhance the skills of our clinical educators (CE's) and... More

    Closed 16 November 2021

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

For feedback and input into the Draft Metro North Hospital and Health Service, MN32.

Through the survey we, we asked you if there are any significant additional aspirational initiatives that should be considered under –

  • Clinical models
  • Research, knowledge and innovation
  • Workforce

Infrastructure

You said

You provided feedback and aspirational initiatives for the MN32. You provided feedback around climate change, workforce support, precision medicine, robotics and need for integrated technology.

We did

We systematically reviewed the feedback and integrated the feedback into the draft MN32 where it was relevant. The feedback that was not directly included in MN32, was sent to the related Clinical Directorates for further action.

A final copy of the Metro North Hospital and Health Service, MN32 (hyperlink document) is now available.

We asked

For feedback and input into the Draft Metro North Hospital and Health Service, MN32.

Through the survey we, we asked you if there are any significant additional aspirational initiatives that should be considered under –

  • Clinical models
  • Research, knowledge and innovation
  • Workforce
  • Infrastructure

You said

You provided feedback and aspirational initiatives for the MN32. You provided feedback around climate change, workforce support, precision medicine, robotics and need for integrated technology.

We did

We systematically reviewed the feedback and integrated the feedback into the draft MN32 where it was relevant. The feedback that was not directly included in MN32, was sent to the related Clinical Directorates for further action.

A final copy of the Metro North Hospital and Health Service, MN32 (hyperlink document) is now available.

We asked

We asked how could we improve consumer and carer engagement and partnership.  We wanted to look at different models and approaches to engagement within a mental health service context.   

We also asked for your reflections on and confidence in the process itself. 

You said

You said that consumer and carer engagement needed to be:

  • honest
  • realistic
  • collaborative
  • flexible
  • inclusive
  • fit-for-purpose and purposeful

There needed to be accountability for engagement, a proactive approach and based on our organisation's values.   Consumer and carer engagement needed to support an independent consumer voice, as distinct from a peer / lived experience workforce. 

  • Two clear paths for engagement were determined: a collective community of consumer and carer partners and an extended peer workforce.   
  • Four ideas were prioirtised along these paths:a register of lived experience for on and offline purposeful consumer and carer engagement; consumer educator role; and strengthened carer partnership and an expanded peer workforce. 
  • Three other areas that cut across are:community partnerships; platform for lived experience stories; and building capacity of carers and consumers to participate.   
  • All of these elements rely on, build and reinforce organisational culture and capability. 

Feedback was collected in survey and in a feedback form at all workshop with many expressing appreciation of the mix of voices and perspectives, the importance of  interactions and participation of Executives (although this did not happen at all workshops, the support of Executives at the final workshop was noted), participants felt that their ideas were listened to

  • From the first four workshops which were focused on idea generation, 75% of participants said they were either confident or very confident that their involvement will inform MNMH’s approach.  The rest were either uncertain or not confident. 
  • From the final workshop, where voting for ideas took place, the confidence level was the same.  

Positive comments included: 

“I found today's meeting valuable, insightful and meaningful”.  

“Great collaborative approach”,

“innovative approach””,

“very productive”, 

“Thank you for listening and being interested” 

“Relevant, open conversation with a broad range of voices”

 

Negative:  “Based on previous experience (not MNMH) where the system decides what to do based on budget.

We also heard through other feedback and channels that there were concerns about the findings being translated into practice and being acted on.  
 

We asked what was most valuable to the co-design process. Below are some of the comments:

"The depth of input each participant can provide. That everyone is heard and can make themselves heard. That people can seize opportunities to participate. Getting away from the "they didn't do this or that..." ie all participants are now "they"

"The opportunity for my voice as a consumer to be heard. To be able to provide feedback and ideas on how to move forward."

"People coming together and having a say and some control over how services will be delivered in the future."

We did

Based on the reports and findings of each of five workshops, and Consultation Hub Surveys completed, we have developed a new framework for consumer and carer engagement that addresses the findings and captures all the principles and priorities identified.  To ensure that this framework is turned into practice, an implementation plan has been developed that outlines areas and pathways for rapid progress, as well as longer-term planning.    Work to date undertake includes:

  • a register (my "ROLE") with an EOI developed and promoted
  • discussions and planning with e-health and IT department to develop a system that better supports staff with bringing consumers and carers on board for discrete projects
  • initiate a mental health literacy project focusing on shared decision making and involving family and carers
  • working with ED Access and Coordination on feasibility of integrating a Carer's app to improve support for carers
  •  determining collaboration with PHN and Carer's Qld and shared agenda on supporting carers and developing tools and mechanisms for lived experience speakers
  • consultation and submission of a SEED innnovation grant to fund, trial and evaluate a Lived Experience Educator role in Metro North Mental Health 
  • a number of presentations of the co-design project upcoming (QUT Design for Healthcare, Metro North Safety & Quality, PPIMS network, Metro North Consumer Engagement annual showcase) with reflections of lessons from the co-design process to share with others, and build co-design practice.