Kitchen Table Host – WA Digital Health Focus Consumer Charter

This is your opportunity to host a Kitchen Table Discussion with your local community members on the non-negotiable principles for a Digital Health focused Consumer Charter.

Closing date: Sunday 9th May 2021

About the project

Health Consumers’ Council WA (HCC) is working with the WA Department of Health to develop a Consumer Charter which focuses on digital health. HCC is looking to host a total of 10 Kitchen Table Discussions and is seeking Discussion Hosts. The Kitchen Table Discussion comments will be used to form a Consumer Charter – this will include non-negotiable principles to guide future direction.

About Kitchen Table Discussions

Kitchen Table Discussions are community engagement sessions led by local people for local people. They allow individuals and small groups to participate in discussions at a time of day, and in a place, that suits them. The discussions enable health consumers, carers and community members who do not ordinarily participate in healthcare consultation to have their say in a safe and supportive environment.

Each Kitchen Table Discussion will be led by a Discussion Host with a strong community network and will invite up to 10 community members to a discussion in a location of their choosing. The Host guides the discussion with a set of questions provided to them and reports back the outcomes to HCC. We will then compile the responses into a set of consumer insights to help inform the Consumer Charter. Kitchen Table hosts receive $374 for hosting the event and providing a concise write up (typed up) and participants are eligible for a $60 voucher. Venue costs and refreshments can be reimbursed on production of receipt up to $100 per Kitchen Table Discussions.

Role of the Discussion Host

As the host, your role will be to plan, coordinate and facilitate a once-only 90 minute discussion with community members. This includes:

  • Inviting up to 10 participants who would be interested in being part of the discussion on this important subject. They will be your local community connections (ideally, people who do not normally have their voice heard in healthcare).
  • Choosing a venue, time and date that works for your participants.
  • Host the session.
  • Complete and provide the provided feedback report to HCC.

To support you with this, you will receive:

  • Training via a Zoom video conference – Zoom is free to download.
  • A comprehensive Host Guide.
  • Questions to ask participants during the discussion, an agenda and feedback report template.
  • Support from HCC to ensure you have a successful session.

Who are we looking for as Discussion hosts?

We would like our Discussion Hosts to have personal experience with or an interest in digital health care.  We are also interested in representing the views of a range of consumers who may not typically have a say in healthcare. To achieve this, we are particularly looking for hosts who are consumers and/or carers and can demonstrate they have strong links with their communities.

Reimbursement and support

Hosts – you will be remunerated at a rate of $374. You will also be reimbursed up to $100 to cover catering and venue costs for your session (on return of receipts).

Participants – Health Consumers Council will provide a $60 gift voucher for each Kitchen Table Discussion participant for their time.

How to apply

Please complete the online survey by Sunday 9th May

For assistance completing this application please contact Health Consumers Council WA via or by phone on 9221 3422

For queries relating to this opportunity, please email Kieran Bindahneem, Project Coordinator at