Rights & Responsibilities in Healthcare


What is the WA health system?

Is it OK to ask questions when you see a doctor?

Is it OK to ask for an interpreter?

What can you do if something goes wrong when you see a doctor?

Health Consumers’ Council (WA) offer a free, one-hour information session about rights and responsibilities in healthcare. The session is designed for people from diverse cultural backgrounds, who have recently arrived in Australia and who speak languages other than English.

Face-to-face sessions are available in the metropolitan area only. However video conferencing sessions are available in country areas by request.

To Book a Session…

For more information or to book a session for your school, community group, service provider or organisation, please contact Louise Ford on (08) 9221 3422 or email info@hconc.org.au. Office hours 9:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

About the Facilitator…

The session facilitators background includes; a Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages); she has taught English to people newly arrived in WA and worked in other capacities with those who have arrived as refugees.