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Phone: 08 8231 4169
Email: info@hcasa.asn.au
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Consumers at the centre of health
in South Australia

Health Consumers Alliance of SA Inc (HCA) is an incorporated association, governed and controlled by a Board elected by HCA's membership. As a not-for-profit organisation, we are recognised by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) as a Health Promotion Charity.

HCA’s members are health consumers and health consumer organisations. HCA is therefore a consumer-led organisation.

The Board comprises a Chairperson, a Deputy Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary and six Board members. Of the 10 member Board, seven are elected directly by the full membership at a general meeting. The other positions are known as "sector representatives" and the Board may appoint up to three people with suitable sector experience, knowledge or expertise.

The Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson are elected directly by the membership, while the Treasurer and Secretary are appointed by the Board.

Board members are appointed for a two-year term.

For more information, please refer to HCA's Constitution, Objects and Rules.

HCA Constitution

HCA Objects

HCA Rules

 HCA's Board has adopted a Code of Conduct as a public declaration of the principles of good conduct and standards of behaviour they have agreed to demonstrate as individuals, when carrying out their role as a Board member.

Board Code of Conduct


Annual Reports 

HCA Annual Report 2015 - 16

HCA Annual Report 2014 -15

HCA Annual Report 2013 -14

HCA Annual Report 2012 - 13

HCA Annual Report 2011 - 12


 Strategic Directions

HCA’s Strategic Directions 2017 - 2020 were signed off by the Board on 24 October 2016, following consultation with members and other stakeholders between April and October 2016.

HCA Strategic Directions 2017 - 2020

Sixty-four individuals representing members, organisational members and stakeholders provided feedback and advice to HCA through an online survey held in April and May 2016. Six key informant interviews were also conducted with executives and leaders in the health sector.

The results informed the Draft Strategic Directions 2017 – 2020, prepared by the Board and HCA staff. HCA members provided valuable feedback on the draft document during the September 2016 members forum. Member feedback was also invited through an online forum.

You can view the summary of consultations in 2016 below.

Summary of 2016 Strategic Directions Consultation

HCA’s previous Strategic Directions are also available below.

HCA Strategic Directions 2012-16

 

Latest news

State Budget Health Summary 2017-18

HCA attended the State Budget briefing in June. You can find our summary of the health budget here:

 State Budget 2017 -18 HCA Summary

Transforming Health, InDaily part 1

Has the biggest overhaul in the history of South Australia's health system worked? In the first of a two-part series on Transforming Health, InDaily explores what SA Health has to show for it. The opening of the new RAH and the closure of Repatriation General Hospital will conclude the service moves and Transforming Health will officially end. The ongoing review and improvement of models of care will continue to ensure that services remain contemporary. See the full article here.  

HCA brochure now available

HCA is pleased to release our new brochure, designed to promote awareness of our organisation and our services. The key messages include who we are, which services we provide, and how you can become involved with us. You can view and order the HCA brochure here.

SA health strategic action plan with carers 2016-2020

The SA health strategic action plan with carers 2016-2020 has been released.  The action plan is designed to examine key issues and identify priorities relevant to partnering with carers and the community. You can view the document here.

The Mental Health Show: new radio show by Mark Aiston

Monday 10pm on 101.5 Radio Adelaide 

The mental health show is all about demystifying mental health. During the show issues are discussed, concerns are raised and solutions are offered. Each week an expert from the field is invited to the show, to discuss the latest research details about  their area of expertise. Inspirational stories will be shared with the aim that struggling listeners may feel hopeful. You can find out more and listen to past episodes here.


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Events

Updated National Palliative Care Strategy consultation workshops 

Wednesday 30 August 2017

1pm – 4pm

Consultation is open for the draft updated National Palliative Care Strategy. Face to face feedback is invited during a workshop to be held at the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide, 125 North Terrace, Adelaide. You can view the draft strategy here. Online feedback is also invited through an online survey, you can take the survey here. Find out more and register here. 

Balance Awareness Week

Monday 18 – Sunday 24 September 2017

This year’s Balance Awareness Week campaign aims to open the discussion and raise awareness of the issues and challenges people experience with balance and other related disorders, and how they have overcome them. The campaign called ‘Do your best flamingo… share your story’, invites those with lived experience to share their stories about how they rebalanced their lives after being diagnosed with one of these disorders. You can find out more and share your story online here.

Frailty & Healthy Ageing Research Showcase

Friday 8 September 2017 

The Frailty & Healthy Ageing Research Showcase will present the latest research taking place in frailty and healthy ageing. Participants will have a chance to find out about the latest technological advances, and will be given critical insights across a full range of research. Registration is free and lunch will be provided. You can find out more and register here.

Healthcare in a person-centred era: communicating to improve outcomes forum

Friday 22 September 2017: Melbourne 

The Alfred Health General Medicine Unit and The Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety invites registrations to their forum: Healthcare in a person-centred era: communicating to improve outcomes. Join a group of transformational speakers, facilitators and local consumers, to discuss the impact, evidence, strategies and practicalities of providing person-centred care. You can find out more and register here.

 

 

Community Information Sessions about the new RAH

Want to find out more about the new RAH? Join a community information session in your local area and learn about the new state-of-the-art hospital and how the move is going to work. Midday and evening sessions will be held at each location. Find out more and register here.


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