Closes: Wednesday 30 August 2017
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is seeking consumer feedback on the three draft fact sheets for consumers about the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.
These resources are targeted at consumer representatives and consumers to provide information about:
• the NSQHS Standards
• accreditation of health services and how consumers can be involved
• the Partnering with Consumers Standard and what this means for consumers.
COTA would like to hear from older South Australians about what matters to them in the lead up to the state election, on Saturday 17 March 2018. It is holding a series of conversations with older people around the state, to find out about the key issues that effect them. The conversations will contribute to the development of the COTA SA state election platform. You can find out more about the conversations and upcoming locations and dates here.
Closes: Friday 25 August 2017
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is seeking comments on proposed changes to up-classify all surgical mesh medical devices to Class III and to provide patient implant cards (and consumer product information) for all implantable medical devices. You can find out more on the TGA website here.
Closes: Friday 8 September 2017
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is seeking comments from interested parties on proposed options for the need in Australia for additional naming requirements for biological medicines. You can read the consultation documents and find out more here.
Closes: Friday 8 September 2017
Closes: Friday 15 September 2017
Consultation is open for the draft updated National Palliative Care Strategy. Online feedback can be provided through an online survey, which will take between 10 – 30 minutes to complete. The survey will provide an opportunity to provide comment and offer suggested improvements. Workshops will also be held in each capital city. You can find out more about the Adelaide workshop here. You can view the draft strategy below. You can find out more and take the survey here.
HCA attended the State Budget briefing in June. You can find our summary of the health budget here:
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.