The deadline for these vacancies has been extended until Friday October 6 2017.


ACT Health Divisional Women Youth and Children Quality and Safety Committee

This high-level committee aims to achieve a culture of quality and safety within the Division of Women, Youth and Children. This committee responds to recommendations arising from Clinical Review Committees and Mortality and Morbidity Committees, high-level clinical incidents and risk assessments, complaints, compliments and other consumer feedback mechanisms and clinical audit activities. This committee also builds capacity across the Division to ensure services meet and exceed quality and safety standards.

This committee meets on the first Monday of every month from 3:00pm to 4:30pm at the Canberra Hospital.

The successful nominee will have the ability to contribute at a strategic level, and an interest and some background knowledge of Women, Youth and Children’s health services.



Geriatric Rapid Acute Care Evaluation (GRACE) Service - Project Board

A baseline needs assessment compiled in 2016 by the Capital Health Network (CHN) identified the prevention of avoidable hospital attendance and hospitalisation of residents in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) to be a high priority issue in the ACT.  To address this issue the CHN approached Calvary Public Hospital Bruce (CPHB) to conduct a trial of an Outreach Service to better support the management of acutely unwell RACF residents within the community.

The Outreach Service to be trialled is based on the GRACE service pioneered at Hornsby Hospital NSW, as well as the Residential Aged Care In-Reach (RIR) Service model functional in many Victorian Hospitals.  Under these models, dedicated hospital staff collaborate with patients, their family and carers, GPs, the RACF, and hospital staff to improve the care journey of RACF residents in acute services.  A model of care has been developed and is currently being reviewed.

This is a high level position. HCCA is looking for an experienced consumer representative to join the Project Board. The Project Board (PB) is accountable to CHN and Calvary for the success of the project and has the authority to direct the project within the remit set by the project sponsor. The PB is also responsible for the communications between the project management team and stakeholders external to that team.

Meetings are held monthly and last for an hour and are held at Calvary Hospital, Bruce.


Conference Sponsorship Positions

None at present





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There are currently no new committees. Please check back here soon for updates.


Conference Sponsorship Positions

Optimising Health: Salutogenic approaches to health practice, policy, research and education


Date: 26–27 October 2016

Venue: Anne Harding Conference Centre, University of Canberra

The theory of salutogenesis is concerned with the genesis of health. What creates health? What moves individuals in the direction of health? What would health care, policy, research and education look like if it focused on factors that supported health and wellbeing rather than those that cause disease?

This is a multi-disciplinary event bringing national and international speakers and delegates from a variety of disciplines together to be informed and inspired to challenge, re-think and re-vision healthcare; focusing on wellness rather than illness. This boutique conference will provide you with ample opportunity to meet with keynote and plenary speakers and others to explore these questions and more.

HCCA will sponsor two consumer representatives to attend this event. Sponsorship includes the cost of the event. All HCCA consumer representatives are encouraged to apply, however priority will be given to members of the Access and Design Consumer Reference Group. Please contact the HCCA office on 6230 7800 if you are interested in applying for sponsorship to this event and require transport assistance.

Nominations for this opportunity close on Wednesday 28 September 2016.

4th NSW Aged Health Collaborative Forum: Collaboration in the Care of Older People

Date: 14 October 2016

Venue: Westmead Education and Conference Centre, Westmead Hospital Sydney

This year, the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation will be hosting a one-day forum on aged care, specifically around collaboration in the care of older people. This forum will include presentations from organisations that are currently leading collaborative practice and innovation in aged care, and will showcase how collaboration may be integrated more widely into aged care.

HCCA will sponsor one consumer representative to attend this event. This event is free- sponsorship includes transport and one night’s accommodation in Sydney.

Nominations for this opportunity close on Wednesday 28 September 2016.

ACT Health recognises that consumer representatives should not be left out of pocket from their consumer representative work. All ACT Health committees provide reimbursement for expenses. The current rate of reimbursement is $75.00 per two hour meeting, and a pro-rata rate for meetings longer than two hours. This payment is intended to cover any costs incurred as a result of consumer representative work, such as petrol, parking, printing meeting papers and childcare. Most but not all other non-government health service committees have a similar rate of reimbursement.


The ACT Health Consumer, Carer and Community Representative Reimbursement Policy can be found on their website. Our CRP team liaise with the committee Chairs to ensure consumer representatives receive reimbursement. 


As of August 2013, the ACT Health Consumer, Carer and Community Representative Policy has changed.  The latest policy can be downloaded below.



HCCA provides training for people interested in becoming consumer representatives. The training is free and conducted in a relaxed atmosphere. People share their views and experiences of health services in the ACT, and learn about consumer participation and how it benefits the health system. Participants meet experienced consumer representatives and hear about the consumer representative role first hand. 


Consumer representative training covers the following modules: 


• What is consumer participation?

• What are consumer perspectives? 

• Navigating our health system 

• The importance of health literacy

• How to keep ourselves safe in our health system


If you would like more information about the training or to register your interest contact the office on 6230 7800.



What do participants say about our training?


"The training is not only useful for those hoping to become a consumer representaitve, but it would also be useful for anyone who needs to navigate the ACT Health system ." 


"A great introduction into the health system and how we can effect change."


"Training assisted my own needs to health care [and] provided what I need to assist the community in regards to health issues." 





Step 1: Fill in a Membership Application Form.  Each person applying for membership must fill out the membership application form and sign the declaration that they agree to accept and fully support the Aims and Objectives of the Association.


Step 2: Your application will be considered by the Executive Committee (EC) at the first meeting after receiving your application.  If you agree to accept and fully support the Aims and Objectives of the Association and have applied in accordance with the application process, your application is likely to be accepted.


Step 3: If your application is accepted, you will be sent a letter of confirmation from HCCA.  If the EC decides that an applicant is not suitable to become a HCCA member, the Executive Director will send a letter to that applicant outlining why the EC has decided not to accept their membership application. The membership fee and any donation received will be returned to the applicant.


Renewal of Membership

The membership period is three years. Renewal of membership is due on 1 July in the year of expiry.  All members should renew their membership at the end of the three year membership term.


Where any member fails to renew by September 30 in the year the membership expires, their membership will lapse and will not be reinstated until the fee is paid. If a membership has lapsed for more than a calendar year they will be required to reapply for membership.


If you would like to become a member or renew your membership, please fill in the appropriate form below and return it to HCCA with your payment.