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Expression of Interest: Consumer Representative – Patient Safety and Quality Committee (PSQC)
We are currently inviting applications for Consumer Representatives to join our Patient Safety and Quality Committee (PSQC). The purpose of the PSQC is to ensure that Children’s Health Queensland maintains a high standard of care and continuously improves the quality of its clinical services.

We especially encourage consumers with experience in the paediatric health care setting and an interest in representing the consumer perspective in health planning, safety and quality improvement and service redesign, to apply. A key area of focus will be on internal safety and quality monitoring and improvement in a patient and family care setting.

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Expressions of interest close on Monday 21st June 2021, by either:
Completing the online form or
Completing the form attached to the role description, and emailing to CHQ_ConsumerEngagement@health.qld.gov.au

Expression of Interest: Consumer Representative Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine Consumer Group
We are currently welcoming applications for Consumer Representatives to join the Queensland Children’s Hospital (QCH) Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine Consumer panel. The department of Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine (MINM) has a long history of engaging with consumers and recognises the benefit of involving consumers representatives in the planning, delivery and review of services.

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Parents/guardians, carers or former patients with experience of paediatric health care and interactions with the department of MINM are encouraged to apply.

Expression of Interest: Consumers Informing Care in Community, Mental Health and Outpatient Services at CHQ
Children’s Health Queensland are currently inviting applications for representatives to join a consumer group supporting the work of the Community, Mental Health and Outpatient Collaborative.

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If you would like to know more about the Community, Mental Health and Outpatient Services consumer panel and the application process, please contact Sinead Buffington on 07 3068 2205.

Expression of Interest: Online community of interest: Health information for families
We are currently inviting applications from consumers to join an online community of interest. A key role of this group will be to help develop health resources such as fact sheets, booklets and web pages, to ensure the information we provide meets the needs of children, young people and families.

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Consumers who have experienced Children’s Health Queensland services and have an interest in the health information we provide to families are encouraged to apply.

Partner with us and get involved

Children’s Health Queensland Hospital values placing patients – children and young people – and families at the centre of everything we do. Consumers, who are our patients, families and carers, as well as the community, play a vital role in helping us plan, design and deliver better health services for children and young people. We acknowledge that involving families in decisions about their children’s health care contributes to improved services and health outcomes for patients and families. There are many ways you can partner with us and get involved.

What it means to be involved

Partnering as a consumer representative will give you the opportunity to represent the interests of patients and families using Children’s Health Queensland services, including their needs, views, ideas, suggestions and concerns. The role of consumer representatives is to promote, encourage and support positive patient experiences and outcomes across our services.

Ways to get involved

Children’s Health Queensland has a variety of ways for families and consumers to partner with us. Whether you would like to be involved in a quality improvement project – either short- or long-term, represent consumers on one of our committees, share your experience or participate in online surveys, we value your input and feedback. Your involvement helps us understand what is important and identify what we do well and how we can improve.

Options include:

  • partnering in governance
  • committees and working groups
  • share your story
  • review resources
  • complete a survey
  • short-term projects
  • online consultation
  • share your experience

Partnering in committees and working groups

We have several governance committees where patients, family and carers provide us with their valuable perspectives about Children’s Health Queensland’s services. We welcome your interest in partnering with us.

Who can join our consumer groups?

We welcome involvement from families, patients and community members who use or have an interest in our services and would like to contribute to service improvements.

Children’s Health Queensland staff, elected officials (local, state and federal) and lobbyists are not eligible to join our consumer groups, but they can email CHQ_psqs@health.qld.gov.au for other options to engage with us.

Register your interest

If you are interested in any of our current vacancies or other options for getting involved please complete our online registration form.

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