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People with disabilities

We are committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can get the health services they need.

An estimated 236,000 Queenslanders have a disability which is considered profound or severe. People with severe and profound disabilities are likely to require assistance with everyday activities such as self-care, mobility and communication.

We work in the following areas to ensure we are providing the best possible disability services:

  • Research a current project is 'We’re Listening', which aims to improve health services by identifying the factors which make it more difficult or easier for people with disabilities to access services.
  • Planning – this is led by the Disability Action Committee, which ensures our services are accessible and meet the needs of people with disabilities.
  • Raising awareness – we are currently promoting the Healthy Living Project, which provides health education sessions and develops health resources for adults living in hostels. We also support Disability Action Week.


Head for Health: a positive guide for mental health

Head for Health: a positive guide for mental health (PDF, 1.09 MB)

Healthy Living flu vaccination posters

Flu vaccination posters 2016 (PDF, 6.88 MB)

Metro South Health Disability Plan 2016-2018

Last updated 6 February 2017
Last reviewed 28 March 2016

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