Chance to have a say on health care

Zoe KeenanSouth Western Times
John Borserio, Robyn Eaton and Jo Trench are members of the St John of God Consumer Advisory Council.
Camera IconJohn Borserio, Robyn Eaton and Jo Trench are members of the St John of God Consumer Advisory Council. Credit: Zoe Keenan

Carers or former patients at St John of God Hospital in Bunbury have the chance to improve how health care is delivered at the hospital.

The hospital is calling on volunteers to join its Consumer Advisory Council.

The council has been operating for several years at the hospital but new positions have become available and St John of God chief executive Jeffrey Williams said he would like to invite more diversity on the council.

“This group is about bringing in consumers, people who have cared for people at the hospital or used the system, to help advise us on how things can be done better,” Mr Williams said.

“It might be as simple as getting them to review a policy brochure, through to being involved with the overarching strategic plan.”

Mr Williams said St John of God Hospital previously had an active group which provided advice and feedback, on all services at the hospital but he wanted to reinvigorate the group again.

“We’re looking for a few more people to fill spots and bring a bit of extra diversity to the group,” he said.

“We’re keen to hear from people who identify as Aboriginal or people who are carers of people in the hospital system.”

For more information visit www.sjog.org.au/BunburyCAC

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