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Consumer Representative – Project Advisory Group – E-Paediatric Palliative Care Service – Expression of interest
We are currently inviting applications for Consumer Representatives to join the Paediatric Palliative Care Service Care at the Right Setting (CaRS) Projects Advisory Group.

We especially encourage those who have experience with Paediatric Palliative Care Services or who are caring for a child or young person living with a life-limiting condition, to apply. Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ) has a long history of engaging with consumers and recognises the benefit of involving both consumers and community representatives in healthcare planning, delivery and review of services.

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Please return the Expression of Interest form to CHQ_ConsumerEngagement@health.qld.gov.au by Friday 20th November 2020. Your application will be reviewed by the project team, and suitable candidate/s selected based on demonstrated skills and experience. If you are interested in joining an online consumer panel for the Paediatric Palliative Care Service, please also indicate this on the Expression of Interest Form. If you have any questions about the role, please contact the Project Manager, Susan Johnson: phone 3068 4699 via email: Susan.Johnson4@health.qld.gov.au.

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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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