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 Nurse Endoscopy: In June I attended the Victorian Health Care Quality Association showcase on award winning innovative practice. My previous report is on the HCCA blog.The innovation showcase was an event put on by the Victorian Healthcare Quality Association, the Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety, the Victorian Department of Health and the Australasian Association for Quality in Health Care. It was held in St Kilda over two days, and show cased quality improvement initiatives which have won major awards… 4 days ago
  • icon Managing and Enhancing Care Co-ordination in Chronic Disease Management: Speaker: Jan IronsideJune 20 2014On Friday 20 June, HCCA in collaboration with the Chronic Care Program at the Canberra Hospital hosted a health issues group on how to better manage your chronic conditions and what services the Chronic Care Program provide to the community in order to achieve this.The growing ageing population has led to an increase in the number of people developing and living with chronic conditions. This has brought up global concerns as there are limited resources to accommodate… 2 weeks ago
  • icon Job Vacancy: Project OfficerHealth Infrastructure Program(SCHADS Community Worker Level 5)Do you care about the quality and safety of health services? Are you interested in planning and project management? Can you work independently and use your initiative? Are you resourceful and like a challenge?We are looking for someone to  join our staff team working on the Health Infrastructure Program (HIP).The Project Officer will work under limited supervision by the HIP Coordinator toSupport Consumer Representatives… 2 weeks ago
  • icon National Blood Authority Transfusion (NBA) Update Melbourne 15 May 2014 By Jo Bothroyd: I attended the day-long Clinical Practice update session of this event as the Consumer Lead on the ACT Standard 7 Blood and Blood Products Committee.  HCCA sponsored my registration.Most presentations were very well received and focused on projects or programs designed to help health services develop their Transfusion Quality Improvement Systems so that they comply with Standard 7 which requires; “Clinical leaders and senior managers of a health service organisation implement… 3 weeks ago
  • icon Innovation in health care - conference report (Part 1): The Victorian Health care Quality Association committee decided to bring people into one room to share their award winning innovative practice. The papers focused on the acute health sector.The innovation showcase was an event put on by the Victorian Healthcare Quality Association, the Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety, the Victorian Department of Health and the Australasian Association for Quality in Health Care. It was held in St Kilda over two days, and show cased quality improvement… 1 month ago
  • icon healthdirect provides a range of free health services on behalf of the governments of Australia. Well worth knowing about this service. 16 hours ago
  • icon HCCA has a consumer rep on a working group at Canberra Hospital looking at changes to visiting hours. We are interested in what is happening in other hospitals in Australia and also around the world. Like these changes in Vancouver... 2 days ago
  • icon Our President and members of the Executive Committee attended the summit last week of the Australian Health Care Reform Alliance. The communique from the summit is online. 2 days ago
  • icon Wood heaters and Canberra winters - people love their wood heaters but many people with respiratory issues really suffer. 3 days ago
  • icon There is now real time reporting of the activity in the Emergency Departments at Calvary and Canberra Hospital and Health Services. We are interested in your feedback on this #Canberra. Is it useful for you? 3 days ago