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The Independent Patient Rights Adviser Service


What is an Independent Patient Rights Adviser (IPRA)?

As an authorised mental health service, West Moreton Health has systems in place to ensure that all consumers, consumer’s nominated support persons, family, carers and other support persons are advised of their rights under the Mental Health Act 2016.

The Mental Health Act ensures that there are safeguards and protections in place for your rights. You can expect that your treating team and others involved in your care will keep you informed of your rights

In addition to information and advice that you receive from the treating team, West Moreton Health have appointed Independent Patient Rights Advisers (IPRA). IPRAs are available to provide advice to mental health consumers whether they are voluntary or involuntary, as well as to the consumer’s family, carers and support persons. This is a free and confidential service.

To maintain independence from the mental health service and the treating team, the IPRAs are not employees of the Mental Health Service.

Want to know more about your rights as a consumer in mental health? Click here.

Last updated: Tuesday, August 7, 2018


Independent Patient Rights Adviser Service
8.30 am–4.30 pm, Monday to Friday
Ipswich Hospital
07 3810 1413 (or via switchboard on 3810 1111)