Host a kitchen table discussion on Care at End of Life

Applications close at: 4pm, Thursday 25 March 2021

Health Consumers Queenslanders invites 20 consumers and/or carers to host a discussion with members of your community to learn about their experiences with care at end of life.

Sometimes, the treatment and care provided to those who have been diagnosed with a life limiting condition (including advanced disease and frailty) does not align with the wishes and values of those who receive it. This project seeks to understand what high and low value care means to consumers, in addition to better understanding how consumers can be empowered to participate in decisions about treatment and care that is right for them.

Understanding the needs of the consumer, right from the point of diagnosis of a life limiting condition, is essential for developing strategies that ensure the delivery of high benefit, patient centred care at end of life.


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Fundamentals of Consumer Partnerships training for Queensland Health staff

What will the workshop cover?

Partnering with health consumers benefits health services, staff, consumers, and their communities. Join us to learn about the fundamentals of consumer partnerships. Learn skills and strategies that you can use every day to create supportive and productive partnerships.

Workshop Details

  • 2 x 60-minute sessions over two days
  • Delivered via Zoom Meeting**
  • 9 am to 10 am
  • Tue 30 March and Wed 31 March

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Join the Statewide Trauma Clinical Network Steering Committee

Closing date: Monday, 15 March 2021

Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) is offering one health consumer representative a unique opportunity to join the Statewide Trauma Clinical Network (STCN) Steering Committee .

The STCN is a leading strategic advisory group for matters relating to trauma service delivery in Queensland. Clinicians provide leadership to the broader advisory groups and trauma services across Queensland to achieve improvements in clinical practice, service access and the trauma patient journey.

Join Health Consumers Queensland’s Consumer Advisory Group

Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 23 March 2021

Health Consumers Queensland seeks four emerging consumer or carer representatives of varying skills levels from across the State  to join our Consumer Advisory Group to inform our work and ensure we are a consumer-driven and led organisation.


Join the First Nations Health Improvement Advisory Committee

Closing date extended: 5pm, Thursday 25th March 2021

The Department of Health is offering one First Nations’ health consumer representative the opportunity to be a member of the First Nations Health Improvement Advisory Committee (Committee). This is a strategic, high level Committee that helps support key health system priorities with the aim to remove barriers so health outcomes and experiences are improved for Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


Join the Statewide Ryan’s Rule Committee

Closing date: 9am, Monday, 15th March 2021

Ryan’s Rule is a three-step process to support patients of any age, their families and carers, to raise concerns if a patient’s health condition is getting worse or not improving as well as expected. Ryan’s Rule applies to all patients admitted to any Queensland Health public hospital—including the emergency department—and in some Hospital in the Home (HITH) services.

The Department of Health welcomes applications to join the Statewide Ryan’s Rule Committee to make improvements to the statewide Ryan’s Rule Program from a consumer and carer perspective.


Join the Mental Health Community Support Services Program Evaluation Steering Committee

Closing date extended: 9am, Monday 22nd March 2021

The Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research (QCMHR) is inviting people with lived experience of the Queensland Health’s Mental Health Community Support Services (MHCSS) programs within the last 12-24 months to join a Steering Committee to support an evaluation project.

Queensland Health’s Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch has commissioned QCMHR to evaluate the four Mental Health Community Support Services (MHCSS) programs delivered by non-government organisations, in order to inform their future design, delivery and sustainability.