President’s speech reflecting on consumer representation in the last year.

On 1 September 2011 the ACT Minister for Health hosted a reception at the Legislative Assembly to thank consumer representatives for their contribution to the development of health services.  Adele Stevens,  HCCA President, gave the following speech at the event. 2011 marks my third year as a President of the Health Care Consumers’ Association (HCCA)  of the ACT, and I am proud…

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Dying with Dignity

Last week I attended a presentation about end-of-life rights, delivered by Neil Francis, President and CEO of Dying with Dignity Victoria.  The session was held the Weston Club and was organised by Dying with Dignity in the ACT. In the last two decades, surveys have consistently shown that the majority of Australians believe that terminally ill individuals should…

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Independent Evaluation of the Nurse-led ACT Health Walk-in Centre

HCCA welcomes the release of the independent evaluation of the Walk In Centre by the ACT Government today.  The evalution was completed by the compiled by representatives of the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute and The Australian National University HCCA has consistently supported the concept of Walk-in Centres which involve the development of a…

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Reflections on Consumer Engagement in Health

I am attending the Consumers Reforming Heath Conference in Melbourne.  I commend the staff and the Board of the Health Issues Centre for their work in providing us with the opportunities to come together and reflect on some of the achievements of consumer participation in the local, national and international settings.The last session of the day was a panel of people pondering…

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HCCA Vacancy: Consumer Coordinator

HCCA is seeking a Consumer Coordinator with excellent communication and coordination skills to work with consumers and community organisations on improving access to public health services through the National Access Program. HCCA is involved with health service planning and redesign of clinical services provided by the ACT Government Health Directorate. We do this by supporting…

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Dental Health Forum

Community Dental Health Program Health Care Consumers’ Association (HCCA) hosted a Dental Forum at the HCCA offices in Hackett on 7 June. Karen Jameson, Karen Macdoanld, Sanja Fokus and Suzanne Eastwood at the HCCA Dental Forum. Sanja Fokas (Regional Manager) and Karen Macdonald (IT Manager) from the Division of Surgery and Oral Health Community Dental Health Program, ACT Health,…

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