Annual General Meeting – 2017

On Wednesday 1 November we had the Annual General Meeting of the Health Care Consumers Association. We are pleased to announce that the following people are on the Executive Committee: Sue Andrews (President) Michelle Banfield (Vice President) Indra Gajanayake (Treasurer) And the general members of the committee are Lou Bannister, Marion Reilly, Alan Thomas, Marcus…

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Health Consumers Queensland Annual Forum 2017

I recently attended the annual forum of Health Consumers Queensland (HCQ). It was held in Townsville, in North Queensland. The theme of the forum was Power and Passion: Culture Change through Consumer Empowerment and Partnerships. Th team and HCQ will make videos, transcripts, and visual presentations from all sessions available soon. Over the day I took…

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ACT Budget 2017 – HCCA Initial Response

During the election campaign in 2016 Health featured strongly. The ACT Labor released a range of election commitments as part of their Ten Year Health Plan. This included significant infrastructure investment with the design and construction of the SPIRE centre, a new, expanded emergency department, an extension of the women and children’s hospital, more walk in…

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Age Friendly Shopping Centres

According to the World Health Organisation, ‘making cities more age-friendly is a necessary and logical response to promote wellbeing and contributions of older urban residents and keep cities thriving’. Where cities are age friendly they tend to be friendlier for all age groups as their direct needs are frequently shared with other groups, particularly people…

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Last updated: 22/5/2018