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Expression of Interest: Families informing care in the Child Health Service
Children’s Health Queensland is currently inviting parents and carers to join a consumer group supporting the work of the Child Health Service.

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Expression of Interest: Consumer Representative—Paediatric Minor Injury and Illness Clinic Project Governance Committee
We are currently inviting applications for Consumer Representatives to join our Paediatric Minor Injury and Illness Clinic Project Governance Committee.

We especially encourage applications from consumers with experience accessing the Queensland Children’s Hospital Emergency Department, and their local General Practitioner. A key area of focus will be supporting lower acuity patients to be streamed to a GP-led clinic on the Queensland Children’s Hospital campus for safe, appropriate and timely assessment, management and treatment (as required).

Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ) has a long history of partnering with consumers and recognises the benefit of involving both consumers and community representatives in health care planning, delivery and review of services.

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Expression of Interest: Consumer Representative for Statewide Ed-LinQ Program Reference Group
We are currently inviting applications for a Consumer Representative with lived experience of accessing Queensland child and youth mental health services to join our Statewide Ed-LinQ Program Reference Group.

Note: the consumer member will join the carer member already recruited to the SERG.

Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CHQ HHS) has a long history of partnering with consumers and carers and recognising the benefits of involving consumers, carers and community representatives in health care planning, delivery, and review of services.

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Expression of Interest: Consumer Representatives – QCH Parking Advisory Group
We are currently inviting applications for Consumer Representatives to join our Queensland Children’s Hospital (QCH) Parking Advisory Group. We especially encourage applications from consumers with a strong interest in representing the consumer and carer perspective in car parking and service planning. A key area of focus will be opportunities to optimise capacity within the precinct’s car parking stations and the experience of families visiting QCH.

Children’s Health Queensland has a long history of engaging with consumers and carers, and recognises the benefit of involving consumers and carers in the planning, delivery and review of services.

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Expressions of Interest: Consumer Representatives for Assertive Community Service Response (ACSR) Project Advisory Committee
We are currently inviting applications for one Consumer and one Carer Representative with lived experience of accessing Queensland child and youth mental health services to join our Assertive Community Service Response (ACSR) Project Advisory Committee.

Children’s Health Queensland has a long history of engaging with consumers and carers, and recognises the benefit of involving consumers and carers in the planning, delivery and review of services.

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Expression of Interest: Consumer Representative Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine Consumer Group
We are currently welcoming applications for Consumer Representatives to join the Queensland Children’s Hospital (QCH) Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine Consumer panel. The department of Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine (MINM) has a long history of engaging with consumers and recognises the benefit of involving consumers representatives in the planning, delivery and review of services.

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Parents/guardians, carers or former patients with experience of paediatric health care and interactions with the department of MINM are encouraged to apply.

Expression of Interest: Consumers Informing Care in Community, Mental Health and Outpatient Services at CHQ
Children’s Health Queensland are currently inviting applications for representatives to join a consumer group supporting the work of the Community, Mental Health and Outpatient Collaborative.

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If you would like to know more about the Community, Mental Health and Outpatient Services consumer panel and the application process, please contact Sinead Buffington on 07 3068 2205.

Expression of Interest: Online community of interest: Health information for families
We are currently inviting applications from consumers to join an online community of interest. A key role of this group will be to help develop health resources such as fact sheets, booklets and web pages, to ensure the information we provide meets the needs of children, young people and families.

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Consumers who have experienced Children’s Health Queensland services and have an interest in the health information we provide to families are encouraged to apply.

Partner with us and get involved

Children’s Health Queensland Hospital values placing patients – children and young people – and families at the centre of everything we do. Consumers, who are our patients, families and carers, as well as the community, play a vital role in helping us plan, design and deliver better health services for children and young people. We acknowledge that involving families in decisions about their children’s health care contributes to improved services and health outcomes for patients and families. There are many ways you can partner with us and get involved.

What it means to be involved

Partnering as a consumer representative will give you the opportunity to represent the interests of patients and families using Children’s Health Queensland services, including their needs, views, ideas, suggestions and concerns. The role of consumer representatives is to promote, encourage and support positive patient experiences and outcomes across our services.

Ways to get involved

Children’s Health Queensland has a variety of ways for families and consumers to partner with us. Whether you would like to be involved in a quality improvement project – either short- or long-term, represent consumers on one of our committees, share your experience or participate in online surveys, we value your input and feedback. Your involvement helps us understand what is important and identify what we do well and how we can improve.

Options include:

  • partnering in governance
  • committees and working groups
  • share your story
  • review resources
  • complete a survey
  • short-term projects
  • online consultation
  • share your experience

Partnering in committees and working groups

We have several governance committees where patients, family and carers provide us with their valuable perspectives about Children’s Health Queensland’s services. We welcome your interest in partnering with us.

Who can join our consumer groups?

We welcome involvement from families, patients and community members who use or have an interest in our services and would like to contribute to service improvements.

Children’s Health Queensland staff, elected officials (local, state and federal) and lobbyists are not eligible to join our consumer groups, but they can email CHQ_psqs@health.qld.gov.au for other options to engage with us.

Register your interest

If you are interested in any of our current vacancies or other options for getting involved please complete our online registration form.

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