As part of Western Health’s commitment to providing excellent care to the people of Melbourne’s west, members of the community are being encouraged to have their say.
Western Health has established a Consumer Carer and Community Register for those who are interested in providing input into Western Health's policies, programs and services from a consumer perspective.
One of the founding members of the 100 Sunshine initiative, Clive Pattie said he now knows the importance of community input in helping shape local hospitals, having spent so much time at both Sunshine and Western Hospitals in recent years.
“I’m a great believer in people. The ones that help you out deserve your help in return in any way you can give it to them, If that means giving up some time to give feedback to help them improve where they can, then it’s worth every second.” Clive said.
Anyone who is not a Western Health staff member can join the Consumer Carer and Community Register, from a current or former patient, a family member or a carer of someone who has received care at Western Health to people simply interested in healthcare issues and improving services.
As a member of the Consumer Carer and Community Register you may be asked to provide feedback or make suggestions on how Western Health can improve the services we deliver to our community.
Western Health has a number of positions for consumers on our internal committees and advisory groups, to cater for a broad range of interests
- Best Care for Older Patients Advisory Group
- Cultural Diversity and Community Advisory Committee
- Clinical Governance Committee
- Drug and Alcohol Advisory Group
- Disability Advisory Group
- Cancer Service Tumour Groups
- Nutrition Committee
Those involved will also be asked if they would like to be a member of our consultative panel known as the Consumer, Carer and Community Network. If you are a resident of the Western Suburbs, 18 years or over and are interested in any of the areas above or would like to find out more please call Assunta Morrone, Manager Community Participation and Cultural Diversity 8345 1302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org