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Health Care Consumers’ Association (HCCA) is the peak health consumer organisation in the ACT. We work to improve the quality and safety of health services and advocate for health equity for people living in the Canberra region.

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 and health services.

The Health Care Consumers’ Association is a health promotion charity, registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

HCCA is committed to improving the

quality and safety of health services


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HCCA’s Priorities for the ACT Election

We welcome the announcement from the Labor Party to increase the number of doctors and nurses (see We know that demand for publicly funded health services continues to grow and we need funding to match population increase and the complexity of our health care needs We have called on all parties to commit to…

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(L-R): Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA, Vickie Dunne MLA, Shane Rattenbury MLA, Genevieve Jacobs (The RiotACT) speaking at the Election Forum

ACT Election Forum – Community-based Health Care

On 28 August 2020 HCCA co-hosted the ACT Election Forum on Community-based Health Care with the Capital Health Network and the University of Canberra. The panel consisted of representatives from the all the major parties with ACT Health Minister, Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA from ACT Labor, Leader of the Greens and the current Minister for Mental…

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Canberra Hospital Expansion Landscape

Canberra Hospital Expansion Project

The ACT Government has announced that they will be partnering with Multiplex to build Canberra’s new emergency, surgical and critical healthcare building as part of the Canberra Hospital Expansion Project (previously known as the SPIRE project). Multiplex is highly experienced in the delivery of hospital projects, including the University of Canberra Hospital and the Westmead…

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Last updated: 25/8/2020