Share your ideas and help improve health services in Gympie

SSC-Hospital-and-HealthGympie residents, here’s your chance to have your say, share your ideas for improvement in the way public healthcare is delivered in your community.

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) is seeking expressions of interest for patients, family members and carers to be part of the Gympie Hospital Consumer Group.

Director of Nursing/Facility Manager Nicole White said the health service embraced the philosophy of ‘working with’ rather than ‘doing to’ people, and was looking for people to work with them on reviewing and improving services from a patient perspective.

“We are actively seeking expressions of interest from consumers, carers and community members who want a greater say in the planning, design, delivery and evaluation of Gympie Hospital and the way we deliver our services,” Ms White said.

“Our consumer representatives currently participate in our management committees, in the evaluation of patient care and in our community based activities with the objective to improve health literacy and access to services.

“This is a real opportunity to participate and make a difference,” she said.

To be eligible:

  • Members are consumers, carers or community persons who have first-hand experience of health care that Gympie Hospital provides and who reflect the diversity of the Gympie community.
  • Members should be active in the community with strong community networks and a sound understanding of local or regional issues.
  • Members will be committed to attend meetings and review associated documentation if required. Members may also participate in hospital rounding to assist patients in completing surveys.

For more information or to express your interest you can:

  • Email: SC–engagement@health.qld.gov.au
  • Phone: 5470 5822
  • Post to:
    The Coordinator, Quality, Safety and Risk – Gympie Hospital
    Locked Mail Bag 15, Gympie Qld 4570

Expressions of Interest close 16 April 2018.