Western Health Cancer Services department recognises consumers as key partners in our work. We are committed to making sure consumers have a voice in planning how our services are provided and how they can be improved. The consumer voice provides us with valuable information from experts – those who receive the service.
A consumer is defined as someone who represents consumers’ interests. This could be:
Patients or former patients
Carers or family members
Other interested members of the community.
There are a number of different ways that consumers can be involved. Some examples include:
Reading and being involved in the development/review of patient brochures and handouts
Sharing with us your experience with Cancer Services at Western Health
Joining a committee to work on a specific project
Joining our Consumer Advisory Group
Speaking at events.
The way you may choose to become involved depends on your time and interests, including:
one-off task, or several one-off tasks,
short-term basis (6-12 months), or
longer term (12 months or longer).
Your involvement would be voluntary and you would be free to discontinue at any time.
For more information about becoming involved as a consumer representative, please speak to your doctor or nurse, or contact one of our project officers at [email protected] or Ph: (03) 8395 8271.
View information about more specific roles for consumer representatives.