A Select Committee of the Legislative Council has been established to inquire into and report on the chemotherapy dosing errors at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre in 2014 and 2015. The Terms of Reference are available here. HCA has registered interested and Cancer Voices SA will make a submission. We will advise on progress.
2 June 2016
The Australian Government is developing an Integrated Plan for Carer Support Services to better support and sustain the work of unpaid carers. A draft concept has been developed though research, co-design workshops with carers, and input from subject matter experts and the Carer Gateway Advisory group. The government want to hear your views on the draft service concept. You can make a written submission here.
The discussion paper is available here.
Published submissions can be viewed here.
The latest Blog video from Clinical Ambassador Dorothy Keefe P.S.M is now available. The video provides updated on two new clinical pathways, a new Clinician in Training Forum and the Introduction of Nursing and Midwifery Deputy Clinical Ambassadors. You can view the video here
Wednesday 8 June 2016
DASSA is seeking feedback from consumers who have experience using their services. DASSA is a state-wide health service that offers a range of prevention, treatment and education services for all South Australians. If you have sought information through one or more DASSA service channels, such as the Alcohol and Drug information Service (ADIS), Library and Resource Service, our Clinical Services, or through the SA Health website we would like you to complete a survey. Your responses will guide the work of the community and staff representative panel to improve DASSA services. Reponses will remain anonymous.
You can take the survey here. The full flyer is available below.
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Our Introduction to Consumer Advocacy Training session will give you information on the role, challenges and benefits of being a consumer advocate. The sessions are interactive and based on adult-learning principles. Participants receive reference materials and a certificate of attendance. To register and find out more information visit here.
22 June 2016, 2pm – 6pm
InterContinental Adelaide Hotel
The MASCC is the world’s premier society for supportive care in cancer. Patients, carers and survivors are invited to listen and interact with clinical experts in supportive care. Short talks will be given by clinicians, cancer survivors, and clinicians who are also cancer survivors. There is no charge for attendance and you can register here. The full flyer is available below.
Tuesday, 5 July – 16 August 2016
MIFSA are running a program for family and carers to gain knowledge about mental illness, treatment and recovery. Participants will learn about health services for people with mental illness and their families. The full flyer including registration details can be found below.
Thursday, 16 June 2016
The Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS) is running a conference to observe this year’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The program has been developed with an emphasis on aged care organisations working together, every day, to respond effectively and appropriately to elder abuse in order to ensure a positive outcome for older people experiencing abuse. You can find our more and register here.
7 July – 28 July 2016
This 4 week course is for couples wanting to maintain, strengthen or restore their relationship when mental illness is present. Bookings are essential. Full flyer is available here.