Engage With Us
As a joint project with our partners, Health Consumers NSW1
, Western Sydney Local Health District
& the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
, WentWest want to ensure that consumers of health services in our region are effectively involved in the planning, delivery and evaluation of services.
Community based advisory groups have been established and in addition, practical resources and tools will be tested in western Sydney; with a view to make them available to other health services across the state and nationally.
Consumer Working Group
We are currently seeking individuals who socially or through a work-context have a high involvement within the local community and can be a voice representing the greater needs of the local area by being a part of our Consumer Working Group (CWG).
We are looking for health consumers, carers and community members who can contribute the experiences of their own networks to help us improve the health system in our region to be a more connected, a “whole” system in which GPs, the hospital system, other health professionals and health consumers work together.
The CWG will be comprised of 20 people who reflect the community profile and key target groups including older people, people with chronic conditions and Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander people.
Members will meet bi-monthly with meetings being a maximum length of two hours and held during business hours.
How to apply
- Read the Consumer Working Group Information Package, including Terms of Reference.
Complete the Expression of Interest form below
Alternatively, you can submit your Expression of Interest by posting, hand delivering or emailing the form contained in the Information Package.
Western Sydney Consumer Advisory Committee
WentWest has established a Community & Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) to provide advice on matters and issues affecting primary health care consumers. Its purpose is to bring the consumer voice to Primary Health Network activities, and assist WentWest in working towards a patient centred system ensuring decisions, investments, and innovations are patient centred, cost effective, and locally relevant.
The members of the Consumer Advisory Committee comprise community members, representatives from populations with unmet needs as well as a range of community primary care roles. Some of these includes aged care, local government, advocacy and mental health.
Membership of the CAC is determined via an open expression of interest process. Our CAC’s bring expertise by experience, providing real-life insight. During meetings, members discuss numerous topics and provide valuable input from a local community perspective.
1Health Consumers NSW is the independent peak health consumer organisation in our state, providing the voice of health consumers in shaping policy and service.