APRIL 2009: Queensland’s health watchdog is seeking two key advisers with strong community networks and an interest in improving the quality and safety of healthcare.
As an independent organisation, the Health Quality and Complaints Commission (HQCC) monitors the quality of health services in Queensland and manages more than 5000 consumer complaints and enquiries a year.
To perform these important functions, CEO Cheryl Herbert said the Consumer Advisory Committee is vital in providing the HQCC with relevant advice and information on community health issues.
“This is a unique opportunity to support positive health action by working with us to achieve better healthcare for all Queenslanders,” she said.
“We are looking for community members who are in touch with the health issues of consumers, carers and the wider community, particularly those with an interest or background in maternity care, rural and remote healthcare, mental health and cultural and linguistic diversity.”
Two vacancies have opened up on the 12-member committee. The new members will serve until August 2010 and remuneration and travel expenses will be provided in line with State Government policy.
Applications close on Monday, 4 May 2009.
For an information kit, including terms of reference and application guide, please visit www.hqcc.qld.gov.au
or call 3120 5991.
The HQCC is an independent body dedicated to improving the quality and safety of health services in Queensland. Established in July 2006, the HQCC has three key functions – managing complaints, monitoring and promoting quality improvement in health services and sharing information.