History and Governance

A decade of passionate voices, helping hands, bright minds, getting involved, generous hearts and coming together.

History and Governance

A decade of passionate voices, helping hands, bright minds, getting involved, generous hearts and coming together.

Health Consumers NSW was established in late 2010 due to the tireless work of health consumer advocates in NSW. With that, we joined other Australian States who, for a long time, have had independent health consumer representation peak bodies.

During the last decade, we have had a significant impact in spreading health consumer participation in service delivery, policy, research and evaluation. Some of our successes include:

Governed by a Board consisting of representatives from our voting members (all NSW health consumer organisations), our core funding comes from a NSW Health Ministry grant. Other income is generated through training, consulting services, seminars, and workshops.

You can find out more about our history in our 10-year anniversary publication:

A Decade of Health Consumers NSW - brochure