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HCCA Response to ACT Budget 2022-23

Published: 2022 Budget Consultations

The 2022-23 ACT Budget was released on Tuesday 2 August 2022 by Andrew Barr MLA, Chief Minister and Treasurer of the ACT. The Budget papers can be found here: https://www.treasury.act.gov.au/budget/budget-2022-23 HCCA made a pre-budget submission to the Government, also available on our website, highlighting a range of potential investments in…

ACT Government: ACT Budget 2022-23

Published: 2022 Budget Consultations

HCCA's submission to the 2022-23 ACT Budget consultation.


CHS: Draft Consumer Handout Guideline

Published: 2021 Canberra Health Services Health Literacy/Patient Information

HCCA has had a long involvement in the CHS Consumer Handout Committee and has supported consumers representative for many years. Consumer handouts are important resources for consumers and there was considerable interest from our members in this review.

Inquiry into the Drugs of Dependence (Personal Use) Amendment Bill 2021

Published: 2021 Inquiries Quality and Safety in Health Care

The Drugs of Dependence (Personal Use) Amendment Bill 2021 (The Bill) is a taking a much-needed step in the right direction towards harm minimisation and improving community outcomes in the ACT. The evidence shows that countries that decriminalised minor drug offences saw significant financial savings, less incarceration, significant public health…

Ahpra: Public Consultation on Revised Regulatory Principles for the National Scheme

Published: 2021 Quality and Safety in Health Care

For input on this consultation, HCCA sought advice from our Health Policy Advisory Committee. Overall, members were relatively satisfied with the improvements that had been made to the framing of the AHPRA regulatory principles.

ACT Health: Draft ACT Public Health Data Strategy

Published: 2021 Health Directorate Quality and Safety in Health Care

We know that when used appropriately, high quality data can identify gaps, highlight areas of safety concern and service gaps and indicate areas in need of further investment. This strategy is a step towards achieving this, however we suggest a few areas that need further consideration.

ACT Health: Storage of S8 (Controlled) Medication in Residential Care Facilities

Published: 2021 Aged Care/Health of Older People Health Directorate Quality and Safety in Health Care

We know that it is important for consumers in residential care facilities to have access to controlled medicines for emergency administration. Controlled medicines are frequently used in residential care facilities to treat moderate to severe, acute or chronic pain.

CHS: Review of Clinical Incident Management Policy & Procedure

Published: 2021 Canberra Health Services Quality and Safety in Health Care

We shared the CHS Clinical Incident Management Policy and Procedure documents with our members through HCCA’s Quality and Safety Consumer Reference Group (QSCRG), and our Health Policy and Research Advisory Committee (HPRAC). Both these groups have a keen interest in this important area of health care. We have drawn on…

CHS: Review of Volunteer Services Policy

Published: 2021 Canberra Health Services Quality and Safety in Health Care

Volunteers play an important role in our health system, including in our hospitals. Given this valuable role, it is vital to have a CHS policy supporting consumers and staff in volunteering. Consumers told us that it was great to see that induction of volunteers, working with vulnerable people, along with…

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