Expressions of Interest are now open!
Mackay Hospital and Health Service (Mackay HHS) is now seeking Expressions of Interest from consumers and community members who are interested in contributing to healthcare across the Mackay, Whitsunday and Coalfields areas.
Opportunities are available for representatives on the following consumer groups:
- Consumer Advisory Partners (CAP) – 10 vacancies (*sitting fee provided)
- Family Advisory Partners (FAP) – 2 vacancies (*sitting fee provided)
Opportunities are available for representatives on the following Community Reference Groups:
- Bowen Hospital Community Reference Group – 2 vacancies
- Collinsville Advisory Network – 2 vacancies
- Dysart and Middlemount Community Reference Group (new group) – 5 vacancies
- Mackay Base Hospital Community Reference Group (new group) – 8 vacancies
- Moranbah and Glenden Community Reference Group (new group) – 5 vacancies
- Sarina Community Reference Group – 1 vacancy
Click here for more information and to find out how you can apply to be on our Community Reference Groups.
Community Reference Group vs. Advisory Partner – What’s the difference?
Advisory Partners contribute to the strategic direction of the health service. By providing oversight and feedback about the governance and strategic direction of the hospital. This involves participation in reviewing how services are delivered, providing feedback and sharing stories relating to patient experience and reviewing patient information documents such as brochures to help improve health literacy.
Members of the Community Reference Groups contribute to the operational level of the health service by connecting the health service with consumers and the local community and providing them with a voice.
What you need to know about our Advisory Partners
The Mackay HHS is committed to engaging and partnering with consumers and the community. People interested in applying to our Consumer Advisory Partners or Family Advisory Partners should have a current connection to healthcare.
People who have accessed the healthcare system within the past two years or are caring for someone who has accessed healthcare in the past two years and are opening to sharing their experiences are strongly encouraged to apply. By becoming a member of one of our advisory partner groups your feedback and input will help shape the healthcare journey and improve the patient experience .
People applying for the Consumer Advisory Partners should also have an interest in participating in their local Hospital Community Reference Group.
Expression of Interests close on Sunday 7 April, 2019
To apply complete the Expression of Interest Form by clicking here.
For more information or for assistance with completing the expression of interest please contact our Engagement Team:
Phone (07) 4885 6819
To read more about our vision for engagement check out the Mackay Hospital and Health Service Consumer and Community Engagement Strategy 2017-2020. The Strategy outlines our commitment to actively partnering with consumers, carers and community members to help shape healthcare services for the region.
We look forward to hearing from you.