Month: May 2019

Consumer representative opportunity – Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) and Bentley Health Service (BHS) Community Advisory Councils – applications close 31 May

Please review the Recruitment Fact Sheet here

And the Application Form here


  • RPH currently meet 5pm to 7pm the second Tuesday of each month
  • BHS CAC currently meet 4pm to 6pm on the first Tuesday of each month.
  • And we would ideally like members to undertake at least one other on site 2 hour activity each month such as ward rounding or attendance to a hospital committee.

Applications can be submitted via email to the RPBG feedback email address on the form and fact sheet.

Application will be open for all of May with shortlisting commencing the first week of June.

The information is also available on the RPH and BHS websites
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Consumer representative opportunity – Rockingham Kwinana Mental Health Consumer Advisory Group (CAG) – applications close 31 May

Expressions of Interest For Consumer (client/patient) Members

–         Are you passionate about improving mental health services in your area?
–         Would you like to represent the views of consumers at a service planning level?

Rockingham Kwinana Mental Health Consumer Advisory Group (CAG) is a working group made up of people who have used mental health services within in the last five years and now work towards improving service provision.We do this through systemic advocacy. We also aim to reduce the stigma caused by misinformation.

(RKPG) Mental Health Service values the opinion of the community and strives to provide the best possible service to clients and their families.  They provide services to people in both community and hospital settings.

Rockingham and Kwinana Mental Heath Consumer Advisory Group (CAG) aims to represent the consumer experience at all levels of service provision

The CAG are looking for people with a lived experience as a consumer of mental health services, who have a strong desire to represent the consumer perspective.

The prerequisites for ordinary membership:  That the person is over 18 years of age, has used mental health  service, private or public,  within the last five years and have a strong desire to make a difference. Though they are the only prerequisites for the membership, we would like to encourage males especially those under aged under 30 and those from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply

Meetings are held in Rockingham the first Tuesday of the month at 12.30pm and sitting fees are provided.

Rockingham Kwinana CAG Five (5 ) Consumer positions

Training and ongoing local support will be provided.

Committee positions are voluntary, but reimbursement of costs is offered.

To apply please send a cover letter including details of your skills and
Lived experience in mental health to:
Post     Michelle Sadlier
Peel and Rockingham Kwinana Mental Health Service
P.O. Box 288
                Rockingham   WA 6968

Applications Close 31st May  2019

Consultation Workshop – National Primary Health Care Safety and Quality Standards – 12 June 2019


To seek consumer, carer, family and community feedback on the safety and quality issues for patients in primary health care and what needs to be in place to provide safe and high quality care.

Consumer involvement in these workshops is essential to developing standards that are patient-centred, of value to the sector, and focused on safety and quality outcomes.


The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) is continuing its work in the development of the national safety and quality standards for primary care services.

These standards will be applicable to primary care services that do not have a set of standards that a fit for purpose. For example, GPs and dentists are excluded as they have their own standards and accreditation model.

Primary health care is the first point of contact within the health system for the majority of Australians, and the sector provides a range of services for the prevention and management of acute and chronic conditions.

Primary care services in-scope include a range of allied health, nursing and community services including (but not limited to) physiotherapy, podiatry, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, Aboriginal Health practitioners and may be provided by public health services, local or non-government providers, or private sector providers.

Consultations will be held throughout Australia over May – July 2019.

More information is available at the Commission’s website

Who should attend?

This session is for consumers, carers, family members and community members with experience or involvement in primary care services.

A consumer participation fee of $35 is payable for the two hours of the workshop for people whose participation is not being funded by another organisation.


  • Wednesday 12 June
  • 3pm – 5pm (light refreshments will be provided from 2.30pm)
  • Health Consumers’ Council offices, East Perth

To register your attendance book here

Consumer representative opportunity – End-of-life and Palliative Care WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network, closing date 16 May

The Health Department are commencing an independent review into specialist palliative care service models.  They are seeking two consumer representatives to help identify the scope and objectives for this review.

Information about the project

The specialist palliative care service models include: community, inpatient, outpatient, consultancy and regional palliative care teams. The independent review will be undertaken from the patient’s perspective.

The Focus Group is being held with a range of service providers, researchers and two consumers, to identify the scope and objectives for the procurement of the independent review.


The commitment

Initially, one focus group meeting on Thursday 30 May 2019. There is the possibility of one follow up meeting, depending on the outcome of first focus group.

Meetings will take place at Health Department of Western Australia, 189 Royal Street, East Perth


Support and resources available to the consumer representative

Consumer participation payment available.

Provision of background reading before meeting (this will be minimal).  Phone support prior to meeting, if required.


Skills and experience sought

Consumer representatives who have had experience with the care provided by specialist palliative care services in WA.  This could be services received directly by the consumer themselves, or services provided to a family member or friend, or in a carer’s capacity. The range of specialist palliative care services includes: community (eg Silver Chain Home Hospice), outpatient (eg Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital, Fiona Stanley Hospital), inpatient (hospice care), consultative (eg Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital, Fiona Stanley Hospital).


To express interest

Contact Lorna Hurst, Development Officer by 4.30pm on Thursday 16th May. Provide details of your interest, skills and experience in this area.