How does the way the WA Health system is managed impact consumers, carers and the community?
The Health Services Act 2016 introduced a new governance structure (how the health system is run and managed) to the WA Health system. The East, North, South, Country and Child and Adolescent Health Services (HSPs) as well as PathWest were created. An Independent Review into that governance structure started in April 2022.Click here to look at a PowerPoint we put together on the Review Click here to watch the presentation with the slides
The Report of the Review was tabled in Parliament on 25 October 2022. You can read HCC’s take on the Report after a rapid review at this post https://www.hconc.org.au/rapid-review-of-the-independent-governance-review-with-a-consumer-lived-experience-community-lens/
You can review the report, and the submissions received at https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/About-us/Department-of-Health/Independent-Governance-Review-of-the-Health-Services-Act-2016
We will continue to review this document in detail. We’re holding a rapid consumer/carer/lived experience leader briefing session on the report on Tuesday 1 November, 12pm – 1.30pm. You can register to attend this session at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/independent-governance-review-report-hcc-info-session-tickets-451041014817
Consumer involvement in the consultation
Members of the Independent Review joined two consultation sessions held online and in person on Wednesday 4th May. At the sessions we focused the feedback sessions on the following:
- consumer involvement
- patient experience
- emergency management
- prevention and care in the community
We also used that to inform our submission.Click here to read HCC’s submission to the Review
The public consultation closed on 20 May. We know a number of people made their own submissions to the Review. We look forward to being able to share next steps with you as we find out about them.