HCCA is the peak health consumer advocacy body in the ACT, supporting and developing health consumer perspectives and policy in the Territory for over 30 years. HCCA is an organisation through which everyone can participate in policy, planning and service decisions that affect their health. HCCA works to improve the quality and availability of health services, supports consumers to identify shared priorities about health and represents these views to the ACT Government.


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  • icon Consumer Representatives Training: The Health Care Consumers’ Association will be running our next Consumer Representatives Training on Saturday 13 June and Saturday 20 June 2015 from 9am-4pm. This free two-day course provides you with the opportunity to nominate as a Consumer Representative on a health service committee and make a valuable contribution to improve health services. You will learn more about the ACT Health System from a consumer perspective and how to use this knowledge to make effective systemic change.The training… 6 days ago
  • icon Mobile Dental Care Service in Residential Aged Care Facilities - By Sandra Avila: In February this year, Matt Lee, (Project Officer - Mobile Dental Clinic, ACT Health, Dental Health Program) reported their dental health services are primarily for children and people with some type of concession and it is delivered by ACT Health. Matt mentioned that there are several dental clinics in the ACT which are located at Phillip Community Health Centre, Belconnen Community Health Centre, City Community Health Centre and Gungahlin Community Health Centre. When people have a dental… 2 weeks ago
  • icon Survey about your experiences of staying overnight in hospital: We have developed this survey to gather feedback on the experience of patients and families with room types for inpatient stays within the Canberra health system and how it has met your expectations. This information will help us in future planning to help shape a better experience for both the patient and their families.Please click on the link below to complete this survey, it should only take 5-10 minutes of your time. Also passing it onto friends and family would help us get as many responses… 3 weeks ago
  • icon Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Workshop 10 November 2014: Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Workshop 10 November 2014Karen from Alzheimer's Australia ACTBy Eleanor Kerdo, HCCA Policy OfficerIn November of last year we held a Health Issues Group on dementia and how to support those in our community with dementia.It was an extremely well attended session and Karen from Alzheimer's Australia ACT was an excellent facilitator.It was both informative and for me quite personal having recently lost my Nana to Alzheimer's and my grandfather recently diagnosed… 2 months ago
  • icon Canberra's New Minister for Health: Simon Corbell MLA is no stranger to the health portfolio having held the role in the mid-2000s but this time he will notice a difference.It is going to be a very challenging time for the new Minister.We are seeing increasing pressure on our public health system, with increased number of people accessing emergency departments and outpatient services.There is uncertainty at the national level with the proposed introduction of policies that will undermine our universal health care system. This will… 4 months ago
  • icon The UK have a General Election soon and discussion of health policy and the future of the National Health Service (NHS) is being discussed. It's important that we keep a close eye on developments there as changes often flow through to the Australian health system. 2 days ago
  • icon We are interested in your views of voluntary enrollment at a general practice. Do you think this is a better way to provide primary care? 3 days ago
  • icon Are you a young person living in NSW? 5 days ago
  • icon We are holding a community consultation on Thursday to discuss the reference design for the new public rehabilitation hospital to be built at University of Canberra The session will be held on Thursday 16 April at 1pm at the Pearce Community Centre. Please contact the HCCA office if you are interested in attending. ph 6230 7800 6 days ago
  • icon The WA AMA called on the WA Health Minister Dr Kim Hames to examine the performance of Serco and the contract for sterilisation services at Fiona Stanley Hospital. 6 days ago