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Submission to ACT Government’s 2024-25 Budget Consultation

Published: 2024 Local

HCCA wants to see the 2024-25 ACT Budget address priorities in three key domains of health: 1. improving consumer access to specific support and health services; 2. improving the integration of care within the health system; and 3. supporting the community sector to meet demand for services.

It’s a Choice: Consumer views on VAD for the ACT

Published: 2023 Local

HCCA sought feedback from members on the discussion paper on Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD). We facilitated three focus groups consisting of 4 to 6 consumers and ten in-depth conversations with individuals. The questions asked during these discussions were based on those provided in the ACT Health VAD Discussion Paper. Consumers…

“I try not to see a doctor unless I really have to”: Perspectives of older Chinese migrants to the ACT about long-term conditions self-management

Published: 2022 Local

This report explores how Chinese migrants to the ACT, who are 55 or older, look after their health when they have one or more long-term condition. It reports on learning from in-depth semi-structured conversations with 21 participants, and shares the findings.

Looking after your health with a long-term condition: Perspectives from Vietnamese seniors in the ACT

Published: 2022 Local

This report shares the findings from a research project that asks how Vietnamese-speaking seniors (aged 60 or over) in the ACT look after their health when they have one or more long-term health conditions. The report also explores some of the difficulties that people in this demographic may experience when…

Dying to Know Day 2022 Resource Sheet

Published: 2022 Local

Each year, HCCA shares a list of useful resources about death and dying for Dying to Know Day. This list is up-to-date as of August 1, 2022.

ACT Government: Inquiry into ACT Libraries

Published: 2018 Local

HCCA supports the important role of libraries within the ACT community. Libraries, especially physical branches, help to improve social connectedness, are a part of creating age-friendly cities and maintaining overall good health in our communities.

Financial & Tax Practices of For-Profit Aged Care Providers

Published: 2018 National

As a result of takeover activity during the past decade, a small number of major private providers are now responsible for the accommodation of tens of thousands of aged care residents, and the stewardship of billions of dollars of refundable accommodation payments.

Options for Assessing Performance against Aged Care Quality Standards

Published: 2017 National

Consumers and their families are making important choices about residential aged care facilities, which have many significant implications for their lives. Consumers should be able to access as much information as possible about the quality and performance of services in order to support their decision making process.

Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia

Published: 2018 National

HCCA Submission to the Australian Government House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport: Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia. As the peak member-based consumer advocacy organisation in the ACT, the Health Care Consumers Association (HCCA) has a longstanding interest…

Commonwealth Department of Health: Single Charter of Aged Care Rights

Published: 2018 National

HCCA’s overall feedback is that while there are potential benefits for consumers in the move to a single Charter (e.g. consistent consumer rights in all types of aged care), these benefits are not assured. It is important that some of the specific rights set out in the four existing Charters…

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