Western Health is seeking Expressions of Interest from Western Health patients, their families/carers and community members to be Consumer Advisors during the design development phase of the new Footscray Hospital. We want to work with our community and patients to get the best possible hospital and ensure that all voices are heard.
What does a Consumer Advisor do?Consumer Advisors provide information and feedback to help shape the next stage of development of the new Footscray Hospital. This is done through discussions (both online and face to face) and include such things as:
We are seeking input from all groups within the community, in particular Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people living with disability, refugees, young people and newly arrived community members. Through this process, we want to ensure that all voices are heard so we can deliver a hospital for the West that reflects the community it serves.
How can you apply to be a Consumer Advisor?People interested in becoming Consumer Advisors are required to participate in a recruitment process. This involves a police check, relevant training and support. This is a voluntary role and no out-of-pocket expenses will be incurred, with car parking, training, recruitment costs, and travel all covered by Western Health.
If you’re keen to be involved, have recent experience at Western Health as a patient, carer or a community member and can make a commitment to attend on-line meetings, onsite workshops or wish to gain more information, please contact Jo Spence, Manager, Consumer Partnerships on [email protected], or 0481 917 695.