Category: EOI – Community Representative Positions

Consumer representative – Westminster Day Surgery

The organisation – Westminster Day Surgery

Westminster Day Surgery is an independent stand-alone day surgery unit situated 10 kilometres from the central business district of Perth in the suburb of Westminster. With two fully equipped theatres, an open access endoscopy service and 4 overnight licensed beds, Westminster Day Surgery (WDS) offers an extensive range of clinical specialties and services. More information is online at

The committee – Westminister Day Surgery Governance Committee

The Governance Committee has a responsibility to ensure the provision of safe and quality patient care and ensuring that high standards of professional practice and ethics are maintained by all persons caring for patients in the organisation. By planning, managing and monitoring the performance of Westminster Day Surgery, the Committee is able to identify areas in need of improvement and implement accordingly. The Committee reviews quality and risk and reports to the Medical Advisory Committee.

The role

Westminister Day Surgery are looking for one person to join this Committee as a consumer representative. A background or knowledge of day surgery would be desirable as well as having a sound knowledge of the WA Health service. It would be helpful if applicants also understand the local demographic. It would be favourable if applicants have had Hand Hygiene training but this can be facilitated at WDS.

The consumer will be given an orientation to WDS, fire, health and safety.

The committee meets quarterly at the Surgery during working hours and meetings usual last an hour. There is free on-site parking. Nearest train stations are Stirling and Warwick, then a bus or taxi ride. A consumer participation payment of $35/hour is paid and travel expenses will also be reimbursed.

To apply

Contact Janine Tarplett, Clinical Nurse/Quality/Infection Control as soon as possible on providing details of your experience and interest in the role. If you have any questions, please contact Janine on 08 9349 5555.

Role advertised 31/07/19


Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Community Advisory Council (SCGH CAC)

Do you have a burning desire to make a difference to our patient experiences? Can you help us make a good health service great? If so – the SCGH CAC is seeking expressions of interest from the community to become a member of the Council. Membership of the Council is an opportunity for the Consumer Voice to be heard and we are ready to listen.
The Council is a vital link between the Hospital, its patients and the community and provides a consumer’s perspective on Hospital services and operations.
The Council:
  • Reviews patient information
  • Reviews the hospitals performance;
  • Facilitates the participation of consumer representation on hospital committees;
  • Provides input into policy review;
  • Facilitates broad consumer consultation and
  • Encourages effective communication between Patients, their families, carers and Staff.
The Council is looking for applicants who reflect the experience and diversity of the community. It is seeking applicants who can demonstrate an understanding of health care issues and challenges as well as the capacity to understand and represent the perspectives of consumers, carers and views of those served by SCGH. The CAC would also benefit from members who have other skills, for example, experience and knowledge in marketing, information technology, quality standards and community liaison.
CAC members attend a meeting once a month (the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 4.30pm to 6.30pm). There will also be the opportunity to contribute to sub committees and other consumer experiences at SCGH outside of the monthly meetings.
The Terms of Appointment are initially for four (4) years with an option to extend and members are required to attend a minimum six (6) meetings a year. There is reimbursement of incidental expenses incurred for attending monthly meetings.
For further information contact or phone 64574052