14 November 2023“Are you here for the bingo, love?” a Southern Cross Club front desk staff member asked one of our HCCA members, as she arrived to take part in the ACT Health Directorate’s forum Guiding the Delivery of Health Care in the ACT 2023-2033.
Using Medicines for Better Health: Health Literacy and Health Education Grants awarded to Quality Use of Medicines Alliance
3 October 2023Two new grants will see peak health and consumer organisations working together. The grants will support consumer health literacy and improve the use of medicines in Australia. The grants will run over a 2-year period. They will help address priority quality use of medicines issues for: atopic dermatitis gout antidepressants in older people, and oral […]
29 August 2023Kate Moore made a significant contribution to public policy through her involvement in the ALP and the health consumer movement. She held important positions at local and national level and was a strong advocate for social justice, addressing inequity and putting consumers at the centre of health policy.
10 July 2023In mid-June, HCCA’s Policy and Research team attended the National Health and Medical Research Centre’s (NHMRC) Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability (PCHSS/Partnership Centre) research showcase event. The event was focused on what the evidence tells us about creating sustainable healthcare systems. The first session showcased the outcomes and recommendations from 6 years of projects […]
6 June 2023Summary of Northside Hospital Briefing meeting with Cathie O'Neill – 19 May 2023. Cathie and her team are leading the transition from Calvary to CHS, with respect to service continuity and how the transition impacts on consumers and staff.
24 May 2023HCCA is pleased at the announcement that a new northside hospital is to be built. This is a significant and necessary investment in our public health system and one that is needed to meet the needs of our growing community. The new hospital will almost double the bed capacity of the current hospital and provide […]
15 May 2023The Department of Health and Aged Care has recently released a report into out-of-pocket costs for surgical assistants. This is part of a rolling program of reform of the MBS.
11 April 2023Recent years have seen a transformation in health care thanks to virtual care. Virtual care connects health consumers with health care providers, through technology, allowing for the delivery of safe and efficient care when and where it is needed. The promise of virtual care is that it can help consumers receive more appropriate and timely […]
2 March 2023On Sunday 19 February, HCCA set up a stall at the Multicultural Festival. We talked with consumers about our organisation, and about their experiences and expectations of health care in the ACT. It was wonderful to see the festival run after a three-year break due to COVID restrictions.
20 June 2022If you are in the ACT region and have tested positive to COVID-19, you may want to speak with your General Practitioner (GP) or other medical specialist. You should do this as soon as possible if you are someone at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19. This includes if you are: aged 65 years and over and have […]
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