HCCA Submission on the ACT Immunisation Strategy 2012-2016

Recently, the HCCA had the opportunity to provide feedback on the draft proposal for the ACT Immunisation Strategy 2012-2016. This four year strategy is aimed at ensuring the “quality, safety and effectiveness of the ACT Immunisation Program”, as well as improving immunisation coverage, decreasing the prevalence of vaccine preventable diseases and continuing to deliver education…

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Forum with health care consumers to discuss the ACT Chronic Disease Strategy

In recognition of the critical importance of effective chronic disease management, the ACT Government Health Directorate is developing a new ACT Chronic Disease Strategy, which will further develop the previous ACT Chronic Disease Strategy 2008-2011.  The strategy will explain how chronic disease care will be managed in the ACT community into the future.    The…

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Palliative Care

The needs for palliative care services in the ACT are increasing, and have been reflected in recent news coverage, such as the ACT Government’s release of a tender for the procurement of a six-bed palliative care sub-acute facility and the opening of the new day hospice in Jamieson. The opening of the day hospice emphasizes…

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HCCA Representation at IAPO Congress on Patient Centred Care

Opportunity to attend the IAPO 5th Global Patients Congress  The HCCA Executive Committee has decided to support an experienced consumer representative to attend the 5th Global Patients Congress ‘Achieving Patient-Centred Healthcare: Indicators of Progress and Success’ on the 17-19 March 2012 in London.  Workshop highlights include sessions on ‘Is access to medicines and treatments patient-centred?’,…

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