Are you interested in providing a community voice in health? The Blayney Health Council could be for you.
Blayney Health Service Manager, Kathy Hillier said “The Health Council plays an important role in providing a community perspective on health matters and concerns”.
“The role of the Health Council is to advocate for the community and share back to the community information from the Health Service,” Ms Hillier said.
Blayney Health Council Chairman, Colin Crome said, “The Health Council works with the Health Service to improve the health of the community through bringing community concerns to the attention of the Health Service, being involved in service planning and supporting health promotion”.
“We regularly survey the community and hospital patients for their feedback on the health care they receive and discuss with health service management ways in which our health service can improve”.
“This year we partnered with Blayney High School to run a successful youth health forum” Mr Crome said.
There are 36 Health Councils across the district, each connected to their local hospital and health service.
“Over the next 12 months the focus for Blayney Health Council will include identifying community priorities on health issues including mental health, involvement in health service planning and enabling youth to have a voice on health matters.”
People from all backgrounds and ages are welcome and encouraged to apply to join the Health Council to help make a difference.
For more information and an application form please contact Kathy Hillier on (02) 6368 9000 or drop in to see her at the Blayney Multipurpose Service.
Applications close 25th January 2019.