Community Reference Groups
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Our aim is to work more closely with partners, our consumers and community, and staff to jointly develop services and programs that make the West Moreton Community healthier.
Local people who use our health service or supports someone to use our health services can be involved. Consumers can include patients (past and present), carers, family members and community members.
Some activities like answering a survey will only take a short amount of time. Other activities, like being part of a focus group, will take two-to-four hours.
Being part of a committee would be a 12-24 month commitment, with consumers attending regular meetings.
Everyone has a valuable perspective and can give a unique insight into health care services. If you are sitting in a waiting room you might see something that could be improved that people walking past don't see. Having people from different cultures, backgrounds, age groups and users of different services can all give different perspectives that can help shape this health service.
West Moreton Health is committed to listening to and involving our patients, consumers and their families to improve health services including safety and quality of care and ensure that we are responsive to community needs.
The West Moreton Health Consumer Network is one way you can get involved in your health service. By becoming a member, you will receive information different engagement opportunities.
By joining the West Moreton Health Consumer Network we will send you information on upcoming activities that you can get involved in. You can participate in as many or as few activities as you like including:
- receiving information
- answering a survey
- reviewing a patient brochure or web page - click here to see some of the documents reviewed by consumer and community members
- attending a meeting
- joining a working group or committee
- attending a forum
- getting involved in our master planning to meet the needs of our growing region.
The Ipswich Hospital Volunteer program encompasses varying levels of participation. It is a structured and regular commitment involving minimum 4 hourly shifts, on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. For more information, visit: www.ihfoundation.org.au/hospital-volunteering