Minister Seeks Enthusiastic People For Health Committees

Minister Seeks Enthusiastic People For Health Committees

Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles

Improving Our Health Services With EOI For New Health Committees

Victor P Taffa

Territorians who are passionate about improving Health Services are being urged to apply for positions with two new Health Advisory Committees for Central Australia Health Service (CAHS) and Top End Health Service (TEHS) respectively.

Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said Expressions of Interest were being sought from people across all sectors of the community.

“Territorians have the right to access high quality Health Services and we’re calling on Top End and Central Australian residents who can help deliver this for their communities.” Ms. Fyles said.

“Territory Government is streamlining governance structures to improve services and save about $1 Million a year.”

“Under the changes the two Health Boards governing the Top End and Central Australia Health Services will be dissolved (June 30).” Ms. Fyles said.

Minister Fyles said Service Administrators were being appointed for CAHS and TEHS to ensure continuity in corporate governance as the new community based committees are being established.

“These two Health Advisory Committees will be vital in supporting local decision making processes in Health Services.” Ms. Fyles said.

“We’re urging Territorians to get involved. We need Top End residents and Central Australians who are health care consumers, carers, Aboriginal or remote residents to nominate for these roles.”

“Individuals who currently or have previously practised as clinicians in the health system, or work for an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, or are relevant stakeholders in the health system are also encouraged to apply.” Ms. Fyles said.

“New Health Advisory Committees will provide advocacy and advice on issues affecting the health, well-being and cultural values of the community, as well as facilitate valuable communication between the community and their respective Health Service.”

“Importantly they will also provide feedback on the experience of health consumers the families and carers who rely on the Health Service and the effectiveness of health service delivery.” Ms. Fyles said.

Expressions of Interest close 31 July 2017.