Community input welcomed for new hospital services

Western entry to hospital
Artist's impression of the hospital entrance
January 22, 2013

Local community members are set to have a voice in the delivery of services at Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH), with applications for the new Consumer and Community Advisory Council (CCAC) now open.

The FSH CCAC will provide an opportunity for active community members to offer ideas and advice for the delivery of local hospital health services. Through regular meetings with hospital representatives, members of the CCAC can be involved in areas such as the planning and development of health services and the enhancement of community participation in the hospital.

Council members can also participate in measuring hospital services against current and relevant best practice standards and make recommendations for change as necessary.

Executive Director of FSH Brad Sebbes said that the CCAC has a vital role in facilitating communication and cooperation between the hospital, local service providers and communities.

“We really welcome applications from members of the public who understand the health care concerns of the community, and who are able to speak on behalf of those who may not traditionally have a voice in the health system,” Mr Sebbes said.

“The CCAC will certainly play a significant role at Fiona Stanley Hospital, particularly as we prepare to deliver new and innovative health services to people in the south metropolitan area,” he said.

The CCAC will meet on a six-weekly basis for two hours. Instructions on how to apply are located on the Fiona Stanley Hospital website, www.fionastanley.health.wa.gov.au/consultation/CCAC. Applications close on 22 February, 2013.