CQ Health Consumer Representative Application form 2021-2022 CQ Youth Health Reference Group

Closed 15 May 2022

Opened 1 Apr 2022

Overview

About the role:

The Central Queensland Youth Health Reference Group will provide Central Queensland youth with a pathway to have a voice in shaping and influencing the health services and the health and wellbeing of Central Queensland youth, building healthier communities.

Younger health consumers (aged 16-25 years) are under-represented in decision-making processes in health services across Queensland. Many young people use Queensland Health services which are designed for older adults including emergency services, mental health services, acute and chronic support services. You have valuable experience and feedback to give that is important to policy makers, clinicians and others in the health system.

We want to hear the voices of young people, including your voice!

You can read the role description here.

Apply by registering your interest to volunteer to be a Health Consumer Representative for Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service.

Our health consumer representatives have opportunities to participate in many aspects of our health service, from committee participation, consultation, focus groups or recruitment panels.

As a health consumer representative, you will need to be able volunteer a few hours of your time when needed for the engagement activity. Depending on what your interests are, you may be asked to complete an application and selection process to be part of some higher-level strategic committees.

Health consumer representatives have a unique and essential role in our health service. Without our health consumer representatives there is often no-one on a committee or interview panel who can represent a non-medical person and, in many cases, a broader community perspective. The health consumer has an important role in consumer and community engagement and will assist the health service with service planning and decision-making.

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive health consumer representation, reflective of our community.

You will not be required to have any specialist skills or health knowledge - let us focus on this.

To apply you need to live in the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service region. Queensland Health staff members are unable to apply.

Please complete the following application form in full. Your personal details will remain confidential and will only be used for the purposes of consumer engagement activities co-ordinated by the health service. We will remove your details at any time on your request. 

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Young People
  • Carers
  • Families
  • General Public
  • Older people
  • Community of interest
  • Community Advisory Networks and Groups
  • Baralaba
  • Biloela
  • Emerald
  • Gladstone
  • Rockhampton
  • Capricorn Coast
  • Theodore
  • Moura
  • Tieri
  • Capella
  • Springsure
  • Woorabinda
  • Cracow
  • Mount Morgan
  • Blackwater

Interests

  • Healthcare