Welcome to the Darling Downs HealthPathways Project Site

What is Darling Downs HealthPathways

The Darling Downs HealthPathways Program is led by the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service in partnership with the Darling Downs and West Moreton Primary Health Network.  It seeks to foster a dynamic collaboration between its hospitals, community services spanning across public and private systems and primary healthcare services.  The collaborative working partnership increases the collective’s capacity to provide the right quality of care in the right place by the right person at the right time.

Darling Downs HealthPathways is a web-based portal with information on referral and management pathways helping clinicians to navigate patients through the complex primary, community and acute health care system in the Darling Downs region. Darling Downs HealthPathways is designed to be used at point of care by the primary care network, including general practice, allied health services, community health and community pharmacy.

Who’s involved?

Darling Downs HealthPathways is governed by the Boards of both the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service and Darling Downs and West Moreton Primary Health Network.

The Steering Committee guides the strategic direction; the Darling Downs HealthPathways team led by the Clinical Director Dr Daniel Halliday who directs and drives the program of work and is supported by the following:

  • General Practice Clinical Lead;
  • Change Champion
  • Clinical Editors;
  • Darling Downs HealthPathways Team; and
  • Professional Advisory Network.

Project Plan

The Darling Downs HealthPathways team recently completed two days of Streamliners Training involving presentations to the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service and Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN Executives. The training event was very well supported and attended by the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service executives and staff. 

Six clinical editors are now fully trained and ready to commence localising referral pathways, showing great geographical coverage across the Darling Downs region:

  • Dr Felicity Constable – Toowoomba
  • Dr John Scott Ridler – Kingaroy
  • Dr Hollie Berghofer – Warwick
  • Dr Erin Ridler – Kingaroy
  • Dr Simon Ho – Warwick/Stanthorpe
  • Dr Anna Carswell – Goondiwindi 

The clinical team will be led by our Clinical Leads, Dr Dan Halliday, Clinical Director, and Dr Felicity Constable, GP Clinical Lead. Dr Halliday’s role is to provide expert medical leadership in consultation with the GP Clinical Lead and directs clinical activity delivered by the Darling Downs HealthPathways team. Dr Constable's role is to provide medical leadership in collaboration with the Clinical Director and coordinate the compilation of evidenced-based HealthPathways by providing expert advice and support to Clinical Editors. 


How to Access HealthPathways

How to access Darling Downs HealthPathways

If you are a health professional in Darling Downs and would like to have access to the Darling Downs HealthPathways website, please contact the Darling Downs HealthPathways team, who will provide you with a username and password. The team can be contacted by email at DarlingDowns_HealthPathways@health.qld.gov.au. If you have a username and password you can access the Darling Downs HealthPathways website here.

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Get Involved

How to get involved with Darling Downs HealthPathways

The Darling Downs HealthPathways Team is keen to hear from General Practitioners, hospital specialists, nurses, allied and other health professionals who are interested in being involved.

Please email the Darling Downs HealthPathways Team if you would like more information on the following:

Darling Downs HealthPathways Program;

  • Joining a Clinical Working Group;
  • Join the Professional Advisory Network
  • Request a pathway to be localised or developed; and/or
  • Make a suggestion or send us feedback