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Cancer Patient Empowerment

It can be difficult to process the diagnosis of cancer. You are losing control of your body and although you do have choices during the treatment process they are limited. You can’t do the things you used to and you have to accept a new kind of ‘normal’. During this process, it can be difficult […]

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My Grandson the gift: A new world of unconditional love & care

My Grandson the gift Gifts from God come in all kinds of wrappings and I treasure the gift of my Grandson. I am a Grandparent with fulltime care of my fifteen year old grandson James who has multiple disabilities, including Downs, Autism, Epilepsy, Hashimotos and sensory disabilities.  He has had a recent diagnosis of Juvenile […]

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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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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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Click here for the workshop calendar Diversity Dialogues: Topic TBA October 26 2017 Annual General Meeting – Members only November 8 2017 Orientation to Health Consumers’ Council (WA) November 16 2017 Members End of Year Celebrations- Members and

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The Health Consumers' Council eNewsletter is a fornightly publication. It contains news regarding upcoming HCC and external events, new publications and links to interesting articles.