Health Consumers Tasmania is the first peak health consumer organisation in Tasmania. We provide an independent, informed and representative consumer voice, by respectfully engaging with health service providers to improve the health and wellbeing of all Tasmanians
Founded on partnerships, we influence the Tasmanian health system to better meet the needs of patients, carers and our communities.
We work alongside the Tasmanian community and health industry to build a more co-operative, fairer and consumer centred health service in our state.
The Executive Officer and Implementation Advisory Group initially created a ‘Position Statement’ to highlight the underlying ten principles for how Health Consumers Tasmania should work. READ HERE: Position Statement
Based on extensive consultations with consumers and stakeholders in 2016, we recognise the complexity of system change, we understand partnerships are vital when coordinating policy, advice and responses to governments. We seek to work in a collective manner with all communities and organisations. Better outcomes result when consumer insights and perspectives are considered.
Our objective is to pursue the following charitable purpose:
– Act as the peak independent body for all health consumers across Tasmania that can influence and improve the wellbeing and health of all Tasmanians, ensuring quality, equity and access to service delivery.
– Provide an informed and representative consumer voice to the Tasmanian Minister for Health, public, private and non-government health service providers across all facets of
policy, planning, service delivery and evaluation.
– Increase the skills and effectiveness of health consumer participation in local, regional, Tasmanian and national policy, planning and health service delivery through training and mentoring.