Are you ready to represent your community?
All around Australia consumers are getting involved in health organisations and services. They are sharing their experience as users of health services, commenting on consumer and carers’ issues and becoming active partners in the design, planning and evaluation of health services.
This usually means being involved in committees, workshops and surveys and working together with health services, such as a local hospital, to provide feedback about how things can be done better and what the community needs.
Consumer representatives generally are volunteers and becoming involved takes some time and dedication. However, the rewards of seeing better health services and making healthcare better for your community and all people in NSW are huge. Organisations usually pay for your out-of-pocket expenses and some pay a ‘sitting fee’.