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HCCA ACT End-of-Year Shutdown

7 December 2023

HCCA’s offices will be closed from 4pm on Friday 22 December 2023 and will re-open at 10am Wednesday 3 January 2024. We have created a list of health services and support if you need it. If you think someone’s life is in danger, call 000.

Forum: Guiding the Delivery of Health Care in the ACT 2023-2033

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 2023

Two 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 […]

Tribute to Kate Moore

29 August 2023

Kate 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.

PCHSS Research Showcase: future proofing healthcare

10 July 2023

In 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 […]

Northside Hospital Briefing to Community Groups

6 June 2023

Summary 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.

New northside hospital

24 May 2023

HCCA 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 […]

MBS Review: Advisory Committee report on surgical assistants

15 May 2023

The 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.

Virtual Care

11 April 2023

Recent 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[1]. The promise of virtual care is that it can help consumers receive more appropriate and timely […]

Multicultural Festival 2023

2 March 2023

On 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.

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