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PMH Staff Morale at Crisis Point – Consumer Perspective

As promised by our state’s new Heath Minister, The Honourable Roger Cook, the report into staff morale at WA’s Child and Adolescent  Health Service can be found publicly on this link on WA Health’s website. Confusingly, it is noted as confidential- a sign of how recent this edict of transparency by the Health Minister is. As Executive Director […]

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Celebrating people who make a difference…

Have you ever encountered a person who absolutely stands out in the way they approach the work they do? There is a noticeable difference in attitude and energy between those who are truly engaged in their role and those who are not… and how difficult must it be to face up every day to something […]

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Patient Experience is the Human Experience…

PXW Community Conversation Snapshot! On Thursday April 27, 100 people representing consumers/carers, not-for-profits and health professionals in WA worked together to improve the Patient Experience by exploring the question “What Matters To You?” about our health system. The Health Consumers’ Council event was opened by the Director General of WA Health, Dr David Russell-Weisz who assured the audience […]

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International Mesh Awareness Day – 1st May

Monday 1st May is International Mesh Awareness Day, the start of Mesh Awareness month.  It highlights the complications suffered by women who have had mesh implants to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. You may have seen a recent episode on The Project which highlighted the little known reality that when a urogynecological mesh […]

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Bright Future for ‘Let’s Talk Culture’ Series

The future of ‘Let’s Talk Culture’ seminar series looked bleak after the closure of the Transcultural Mental Health Service. With the closure WA looked set to lose the first-rate seminar series. However, Health Consumers’ Council (HCC) are pleased to announce we have won a contract to coordinate three ‘Let’s Talk Culture’ seminars over 12 months! […]

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World Tuberculosis Day: Prevention Better Than Cure

World Tuberculosis Day Today is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, 2017 is the second year of the “Unite to End TB” campaign. The UN Sustainable Development Goals and the WHO End TB Strategy target is to end TB by 2030. Click here to read more about World Tuberculosis Day and how you can support the “Unite to […]

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How you can help support quality healthcare for all

For some time, I have been thinking about people across the globe that access healthcare (health consumers). Unfortunately, most are not able to access the same quality of healthcare available in Australia. I wondered how we in the ‘Lucky Country’ could share our good fortune with others and help support quality healthcare for all.   […]

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Vote for your health this Saturday

Vote for your health this Saturday, make your vote count and read about the public health policies that will affect West Australians. The wait is over, this Saturday March 11 you and others across WA will vote on the future of our State. The 2017 WA Public Health Pre-Election Forum was held on Tuesday February […]

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Be optimistic, a second opinion can save your life!

Going blind & mental illness In 1993, I started having trouble seeing properly through my right eye. It was as if I was looking at the world through a spider’s web. An ophthalmologist diagnosed a condition which he called “collagen stringing”. He explained that all the ‘lines’ interfering with my sight were in fact strings […]

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Can you see past the ‘Cultural Lens’?

The Cultural Lens The term, ‘Cultural Lens’, can conjure up entertaining mental images, particularly when we realise that everyone has their own, deeply implanted, culture; so deep we aren’t even aware we have it most of the time.   I recently read the article “The cultural assumptions behind Western Medicine” (The Conversation, 2013) by Deborah Upton, […]

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We welcome new members! The council has three categories of membership – Individual, Organisation and Associate. Individual membership is free. There’s a small fee for organisation and associate membership (invoices are sent out at the beginning of the

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 The Health Consumers’ Council publishes Health Matters Magazine each quarter. Current edition of Health Matters Magazine: Previous editions of Health Matters Magazine: Health Matters Issue 3 2016 Health Matters Issue 2 2016 Health Matters Summer 2016 Health Matters

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Health Consumers’ Council holds a number of health forums and member only events throughout the year. Should you wish to know more about an upcoming event, please contact the Health Consumers’ Council on (08) 9221 3422 or email

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