PARTICIPANTS FOR FOCUS GROUP
HEALTH LITERACY DURING THE COVID-19 SHUTDOWN
When COVID-19 happened, the world changed. There was a rapid shift to online and digital ways of accessing information, particularly for those people who had health concerns. It was a big change for everyone.
TasCOSS and Health Consumers Tasmania are looking for people who are willing to participate in a one-off focus group, and share what their experience was like “going online” during the COVID-19 pandemic. The session will include an informal discussion with up to 10 other participants, a facilitator from Health Consumers Tasmania, and some morning tea. You will be invited to share your stories about trying to access information about health and community services online during the shutdown, and ideas about how systems could be improved.
The focus group runs for 90 minutes and you will be reimbursed a $45 pre-paid gift card after attendance. Your insights will help us work with health and community services to improve user experience.
Location: Hobart – Heart Foundation Board Room, 1/89 Brisbane St
Date: Wednesday 21 April
Time: 10.30am to 12.00pm
ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION
Patients, carers and the wider community are invited to join this online session to learn more about the services offered by Advocacy Tasmania and how they can help your communities.
This session will feature a discussion about the Human Rights of people accessing services, especially Aged Care Rights and the Rights of Persons with Disability.
This event is co-hosted by Advocacy Tasmania and Health Consumers Tasmania It seeks to assist health consumer representatives build their knowledge and understanding of the health system.
Location: online Zoom
Date: Friday 23 April
Time: 11am to 12.30pm
For more information, contact:
Kate Griggs, Kate@healthconsumerstas.org.au, 0400 401 691
First ‘Understanding the Tasmanian Health Complaints System’ sessions held in Hobart on 17 March
In a Tasmanian first, the main organisations in the state’s health complaints system jointly hosted the first ‘Understanding the Tasmanian Health Complaints System’ sessions today.
Health Consumers Tasmania, the Office of the Health Complaints Commissioner Tasmania (OHCC) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) met with health industry staff and health consumers to discuss their organisations’ roles in the Tasmanian health complaints system. Read more information here.