Rockingham group calls for members to join community advisory groups

Community Advisory Council members
Community Advisory Council members

THE Rockingham Peel Group is looking for a diverse group of enthusiastic consumers and/or carers with an interest in how hospital and health services are delivered to join its Community Advisory Council or Consumer Engagement Register.

The CAC provides advice, direction and advocacy for the planning and delivery of health care provided by the hospitals and services within the Rockingham Peel Group.

People interested in joining the CAC need to be available for a minimum of four hours per month to attend a meeting and participate in other activities.

The Consumer Engagement Register is a register of people wanting to be involved in other consumer discussions, working groups and activities around specific health topics.

Consumers from this register provide input to the CAC on specific activities, as required.

Rockingham Peel Group Executive Director Kathleen Smith said consumers had an important role to play in achieving better outcomes for patients.

“We are looking for people with strong community networks, an understanding of local issues, and first-hand experience of Rockingham Peel Group health services,” Mrs Smith said.

“We are constantly working to improve the services we deliver to patients and ultimately their health outcomes, so it’s vital we include them in the improvement process.”

To apply, fill out an expressions of interest form at www.rkpg.health.wa.gov.au/Volunteering/community-advisory-council. You can also email Lisa.Pember@health.wa.gov.au or call 9599 4759 for a registration pack.

Applications close August 21.