TCHHS and ACYHC meet to discuss services for 2024 and beyond

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Interim Chief Executive for TCHHS, Dean Davidson and ACYHC Chief Executive, Deb Malthouse.

Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service (TCHHS) and Apunipima Cape York Health Council Ltd (ACYHC) Chief Executives and Executive Clinical Leads met in November last year for the first joint meeting to discuss services for 2024 and beyond.

TCHHS’s Interim Health Service Chief Executive, Dean Davidson, said the ongoing meetings will improve collaboration between the organisations.

“The Executive and Clinical leads in TCHHS and ACYHC want to ensure there is alignment between both our organisations so we can provide better services to our communities. We are looking forward to working closely with ACYHC.”

ACYHC Chief Executive Deb Malthouse agrees.

“Communication and understanding between our organisations is key. Through that, we can improve the coverage and quality of services, and help communities to understand what each organisation provides.”

The first meeting covered updates on local working agreements, the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme and escalation processes, information sharing and an update on the service model for Napranum.

A key action item from the meeting is for the mapping of services to be undertaken in the Cape between TCHHS, ACYHC and the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) in early 2024.

TCHHS and ACYHC will meet again in January.