Canowindra Health Council is seeking interest from members of the community to join their local Health Council. Health Councils provide an opportunity for the community to work with Health Service Managers to identify the needs of their community and the services that are required.
Over the past few years, members of the Health Council have participated in districtwide community forums to discuss health strategies and innovations that will benefit the community, met with the Western NSW Local Health District Board to discuss health matters relating to Canowindra and supported the men’s health night held last year.
Health Council Chairperson, Gary Murphy, said the Health Council is committed to giving their community a voice on issues that affect the health and wellbeing of its people. “Our priorities for the next two years include raising community awareness of the health services we have available, keeping the community informed of any changes in our health services and supporting health promotion events,” Gary said; “We’re keen to hear ideas from the community and to know what is working well for our health services and what can be improved.”
Canowindra Health Service Manager, Janice Rumph is encouraging people from all walks of life to consider being a member on the Health Council. “You do not need to have health professional experience, in fact, not having a health background means you are able to bring a health consumer perspective to the role,” she said.
At a minimum, membership requires attendance to monthly Health Council meetings, but there is also opportunity to participate in committees and workshops associated with your personal interest. For an application form or to find out more information, please contact the Canowindra Health Service Manager Janice Rumph on 6340 3033.