Submission to Northside Hospital Planning and Design Consultation
Published: 2022 LocalThe Northside Hospital is a welcome opportunity to address the distinctive health needs of ACT residents living in the area. This submission has been prepared in consultation with our members and community organisations to ensure the planning and design of the hospital adequately addresses the specific health needs of ACT…
Council of Australian Government: Review of Medical Intern Training
Published: 2015 NationalHCCA provided input into the on Review of Medical Intern Training, covering length of internship, supervision, quality and safety and specialisation of the workforce.
ACT Health: Draft ACT Health Multicultural Coordinating Framework
Published: 2014 LocalHCCA provided feedback on the draft ACT Health Multicultural Coordinating Framework to support better access to culturally appropriate health services for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community members in the ACT and surrounding region.
Feedback on the Chemotherapy Education Checklist
Published: 2014 LocalThe document is extremely comprehensive, highlighting areas that many patients indicate they have lacked information on when using cancer services. HCCA applauds the creation of this document as an important part of insuring adequate support and information is given to health care consumers and their families.
ACT Health: Smoke-Free Environment Policy
Published: 2014 LocalHCCA supports the implementation of this policy, however has some concerns around the support for visitors of ACT Health facilities, and how to address non-compliance with the policy for visitors. Whist the strategy for staff and patients is well developed, there is not a clear strategy or description of resources…
Guidelines for Prescribing Amphetamines for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Published: 2014 LocalHCCA strongly supports the position of ADDACT in the need for review of these guidelines and believes these changes ensures clarity in current protocols and practice, and increases people’s choice, opportunity and access to treatments and medicines that offer effective management of ADHD and its associated effects.
ACT Health: Restraint of Patients Policy, Process, and Standard Operating Procedure at The Canberra Hospital
Published: 2014 LocalHCCA supports the review of the current policies and SOPs relating use of restraints with patients to ensure this reflects current best practice, the National Safety and Quality Health Services Standards (NSQHS) and promotes of a culture which minimises the use of restraint.
Consideration of Hepatitis treatments Sofosbuvir & Simeprevir
Published: 2014 NationalHCCA supports the addition of Sofosbuvir and Simeprevir to the Australian Government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). HCCA strongly advocates for the introduction of these treatments in Australia to ensure choice, opportunity and access to these medicines which present significant advantages over currently available treatment options.
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority: Consultation Paper on the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2017-18
Published: 2016 NationalHCCA's Submission to the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority's Consultation Paper on the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2017-18.
ACT Health: Overcapacity Protocol at Canberra Hospital
Published: 2014 LocalHCCA are generally supportive of this approach to peak times and recognise the importance of developing a risk management framework to ensure those sickest and most at risk receive adequate health care