Pattie Hudson

Pattie Hudson
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast Primary Health Network


Pattie Hudson commenced her career in Queensland Health in 1984 as an Enrolled Nurse in a rural Boonah Hospital. During her career, Pattie has managed many health service districts and major health reforms. She has also established innovative primary healthcare programs that have had a positive health outcome for the community in which she served. Pattie is accustomed to the constant change in the health environment, which has led her to stay true to her commitment to plan, develop and implement quality universal primary healthcare within our communities. As the CEO of the PHN, Pattie is committed to addressing the health issues that face the residents of Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast, leveraging from the positive gains made across the region over the past years.

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Achieving integrated mental health service planning
Presenting with Dr Ides Wong & Robyn Bradley


Sunday 2 September  |  View program for more details


In Australia, mental health service planning has been fragmented between different levels of government and also within different sectors of the health system. The development of the National Mental Health Service Planning Framework (NMHSPF), a population planning model that combines the best available evidence and thinking in relation to mental health treatment interventions, produces resource estimates to guide mental health service planning, represents an opportunity to provide a nationally consistent approach to service planning and delivery. The Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan sets out eight priority areas. One of the priority areas is “achieving integrated regional planning and service delivery” of mental health services. Its Implementation Plan identifies the need for PHNs and Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) to jointly develop regional mental health and suicide prevention plans that address local community needs. The Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch in partnership with the Qld PHNs and HHSs is implementing projects and training to develop joint regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plans. The process of jointly applying the NMHSPF facilitates the development of partnerships, further strengthening regional integration and coordination, and provides a framework for joint regional mental health and health service planning between PHNs and HHSs. Through each of the organisations involved in this pilot project, learnings from this process has continued to benefit mental health service planning in the CQ WB SC region, across Queensland, and nationally. These outcomes will be further unpacked in the presentation by members of each organisation involved

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