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Community Advisory Committee

Bendigo Health values consumer participation and feedback and recognises the importance of consumer, carer and community participation in decision making about service planning and delivery.

The Community Advisory Committee is a sub-committee of the Bendigo Health board of directors. The role of the committee is to ensure effective community participation across Bendigo Health and to assist in monitoring the quality of services provided. The committee is comprised of eight community members, two Bendigo Health board members, one executive staff member, the community participation support officer and one secretarial support staff member. The community members are residents of the Bendigo district who represent a broad range of community views and interests.

The committee meets every second month and provides feedback, perspective, ideas and advice to Bendigo Health board of directors ensuring that the community’s views are taken into account in decision making processes in line with strategic directions. It provides comments on issues referred from the board and contributes to the Quality of Care Report.

Committee Vacancy 

Bendigo Health regularly seeks to fill vacancies for the community members on its Community Advisory Committee. There are currently are no open vacancies, but you may wish to re-visit this page again later.

Consumer Reference Groups 
Click here for further information. 

Other Groups and Committees with Consumer Representation
Click here for further information.

Community Participation Plan and other activities 

The committee has developed a Community Participation Plan and implementation strategy in line with the directions of the Bendigo Health Strategic Plan.

Other activities of the Community Advisory Committee include:

  • Representation on the Quality Care Council, Strategic Planning and Population Committee and several other reference groups across the organisation. 
  • Participation in conferences and forums such as the Australasian Conference on Safety and Quality in Healthcare 
  • Monitoring of patient satisfaction reports and patient feedback.

How to get involved?

If you are interested in opportunities to be involved in the Community Advisory Committee, Consumer Referenece Groups or would like to participate in focus groups, surveys and projects please contact Nina Hakamiers below.

Nina Hakamies, Consumer Participation Support Officer
Email: nhakamies@bendigohealth.org.au.
Postal: PO BOX 126, Bendigo VIC 3552

Also see:

Document Icon  Community Participation Plan

Document Icon  Consumer Register

Document Icon  DHS Community Participation Policy

Document Icon  Feedback Brochure

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