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Consumers at the centre of health
in South Australia

In the South Australian health system, it is now more widely accepted that consumers should have a central role as the users and beneficiaries of health care and, ultimately are the ones who pay for it. While once the consumer voice was heard only at the margins of the health system, now HCA helps facilitate the appointment of consumer representatives on more than 20 health-related committees. 

 

Advocacy can bring about change or it may maintain the status quo, but it is always directed towards a specific goal or end. 

 

 

The Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network are seeking multiple consumers to fill vacancies on their Consumer and Community Engagement Governance Committee and their Consumer and Community Engagement Operations Committee. 

The purpose of the Governance Committee is to: 

  • Provide strategic and high level guidance, advice and leadership to the Executive and the Board on the proactive involvement of consumers and the community members as equal partners at all levels of governance, planning and service delivery across Barossa Hills Fleurieu LHN.
  • Develop, review, monitor and provide effective oversight of a Barossa Hills Fleurieu LHN Consumer and Community Engagement Strategy which is inclusive of the Aboriginal Consumer and Community Engagement Strategy and Mental Health Consumer Engagement Strategy.
  • Develop geographically suitable and culturally appropriate consumer and community consultation tools and techniques.
  • Provide monitoring of Consumer and Community Engagement quality requirements under the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (Standard 2 – Partnering with Consumers) including Mental Health; Aged Care Quality Standards and National Disability Insurance Scheme Practice Standards and Quality Indicators.
  • Identify key community groups and networks in health, government and nongovernment agencies to ensure issues for consultation are relevant and timely.

Read more about the Committee and find the Expression of Interest here:

Consumer Representative Members for BHFLHN Consumer and Community Engagement Governance Committee

The purpose of the Operations Committe is to: 

  • Provide monitoring of achievement of Consumer and Community Engagement quality requirements under the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (Standard 2 – Partnering with Consumers) including Mental Health; Commonwealth Aged Care Quality Standards and National Disability Insurance Scheme Practice Standards and Quality Indicators.
  • Champion the case for Consumer and Community engagement and lead the delivery of the BHFLHN Consumer and Community Engagement Strategy.

You can read more about the Committee and find the Expression of Interest here:

Consumer Representative Member for BHFLHN Consumer and Community Engagement Operations Committee

Interested consumers should send their resume and completed EOI to Kylie Fotheringham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Submissions for EOIs close Close of Business 5pm Friday 5 June 2020.



For further information contact Kylie Fotheringham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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