The West Moreton region is located approximately 50km west of Brisbane in Queensland. The region has a total population of over 290,000 people and covers an area of 9,521 square kilometers from Esk in the north, Gatton in the west, Ipswich in the east and Boonah in the south. A significant challenge for West Moreton is the expected 43% increase in the population from 2016 to 2026 and the 113% increase to 593,000 by 2036. Furthermore, the population of older people in the West Moreton region is anticipated to grow by 83% in the next 10 year.
A West Moreton Care at the End of Life Collaborative was established in 2018 to develop and execute a shared action plan that addresses gaps in capacity and capability to provide quality care at the end of life. The Knowledge Framework is part of a suite of work being undertaken by this Collaborative to improve care at the end of life for our growing population. This project has been funded by the Darling Downs and West Moreton Primary Health Network.