Community based care 16 July 2019

Community consultative committees established for community hospitals

Local communities will have the chance to shape the care and services delivered by their community hospital with the establishment of community consultative committees for the Community Hospitals Program.

Who sits on the community consultative committee?

The committees will be chaired by the local State Member of Parliament and will include:

  • Foundation members from key organisations such as local councils, health service providers and Aboriginal representation
  • Community members selected by an independent expression of interest process and a limited number of invited community members.

How were community members selected?

An expression of interest to join these committees opened on 12 March and closed on 23 April 2019 and was widely promoted through social media and other channels.

An independent recruiter reviewed the responses and used a selection approach that considered a mix of age, gender and other demographic characteristics, as well as a cross-section of interests and community perspectives. This process aligns with the ethics and values of best practice engagement.

The final committees comprise of community members who submitted an expression of interest and/or have been invited to ensure diverse representation.

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