Community voice needed – Wilcannia Health Council call for members

Wilcannia Health Council call for members – Community Info Session

Members of the Wilcannia community with an interest in the future of health services are being encouraged to come along to a Health Council information session.

The information session is being held in Wilcannia at 10.30am on Monday 4 September 2017 at Miss Barrett’s Coffee Shop, 54 Reid Street.

Far West Local Health District Community Engagement Manager Darriea Turley said: “Health Councils provide an opportunity for individual members of the community to work with health managers and planners to identify, from a consumer perspective, the needs of their community and services that are required. Health Council members have a vital role in bringing health issues to the attention of the Far West Local Health District”.

“I encourage community members to attend the Health Council information session. Health Councils bring health issues to the attention of the Health Service and actively participate in planning and service development, quality assurance and policy development,” said Mrs Turley.

Wilcannia Health Service Manager, Martin Cushing, said Health Council members are committed to giving the community a voice on issues that affect the health and wellbeing of its citizens.

“Health Councils provide good planning advice to the Far West Local Health District based on our local knowledge and also to seek answers to questions and concerns being expressed by the community regarding the current running and planning of the health service,” he said.

Members can come from all sorts of backgrounds and do not need to have health professional experience. In fact, applicants without a health professional background are most welcome as they are able to bring a truly independent consumer perspective to their role.

Anyone requiring more information is invited to contact Wilcannia Health Service Manager, Mr Martin Cushing on 08 8083 8707 or FWLHD Manager Community Engagement, Darriea Turley on 0429 848 480.

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