A year in review: 2008

This year HCCA celebrated our 30th birthday. We are the oldest health consumer organisation in Australia. Consumers must be meaningfully involved in setting the agenda and priorities of health services if we are to have a health system that is responsive, respectful, accessible and affordable to all. There is a strong health care consumer movement…

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Comments on proposals for a national health complaints system

HCCA has lodged a submission on the Consultation Paper on Proposed arrangements for handling complaints, and dealing with performance, health and conduct matters. The development of a national complaints system is a part of the national health workforce registration and accreditation implementation. The emphasis is therefore on the development of national health profession registration boards…

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Maternity Services Review

The Government is undertaking a Review of Maternity Services. The Review is led by the Commonwealth Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer, Ms Rosemary Bryant. The Government Review is: canvassing a wide range of issues relevant to maternity services, including antenatal services, birthing options, postnatal services up to six weeks after birth, and peer and social…

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