We Are HCCA

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 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… 1 week 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… 3 months ago
  • icon Health Issues Group Blog Post: COTA Transport forum by Nicholas Wales: Health Issues Group Blog Post: COTA Transport forum by Nicholas WalesJane Thomson from Council on the Ageing (COTA) came out to HCCA on the 13th of November 2014 to present an insight to COTA’s study on how older people in the ACT travel and transport options.In 2013 COTA ACT conducted research on how older people in the ACT travel. The aim was to find out how older people in the ACT travel and to identify and explore the issues to recognise potential solutions/improvements.443 people responded… 4 months ago
  • icon Conference Report SYMPOSIUM ON POPULATION AGEING AND AUSTRALIA’S FUTURE Shine Dome, Canberra, Tuesday 11 November 2014 by Kay Henderson: SYMPOSIUM ON POPULATION AGEING AND AUSTRALIA’S FUTURE Shine Dome, Canberra, Tuesday 11 November 2014BackgroundThe Symposium was sponsored by the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) in collaboration with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Aging Research (CEPAR).  The Symposium was held in conjunction with an Annual Meeting of FSSA that included a book launch and a lecture on income contingent loans by Prof Bruce Chapman, both held after the Symposium closed and each of which… 4 months ago
  • icon High death rates galvanised quality improvement and innovative change in one of the Netherland’s largest hospitals, transforming it into a model for patient participation There is a 15 minute podcast here - must listen! 2 hours ago
  • icon Our congratulations to Chris Kimball on taking the CEO role at Southcare helicopter trust! 20 hours ago
  • icon Thank you for having a stall at the ACT National Youth Week Expo on Friday 10 April!!! We can't wait to see you there! 5 days ago
  • icon HCCA would like to invite to you to complete a short 5-10 minute survey!Please complete our survey on Consumer Experiences with Hospital Inpatient Rooms. We have developed this survey to gather feedback on the experience of patients, carers, and families of inpatient rooms in hospitals. This information will help us to shape a better experience for patients, carers, and their families in the future. Please click on the link below to complete this survey Please pass this on to friends and family to help us get as many responses as possible. This survey will close on Monday, 30 March 2015. If you would like to discuss this survey with a member of our team please contact Nicholas Wales nicholaswales@hcca.org.au or call 02 6230 7800 Many thanks from the HCCA Team! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/roomtypesurvey 1 week ago
  • icon An interesting visual of what 21st Century Play looks like. What do you think? 1 week ago