*There are a number of vacancies on the CHC both geographically and by health area which will advertised and appointed in the next month.
The Community Health Council’s role is to:
Ensure and enable communities, whānau and patient participation across the Southern district and national health systems.
Identify and advise on health systems and services for communities, whānau and patients, including input into the development of health service priorities and strategies.
Ensure reports, developments and initiatives relating to health services have appropriately engaged, or been developed with, communities, whānau and patients.
Ensure regular communication and networking with the communities, whānau and patient groups.
Link up with special interest groups as required, for specific issues and problem solving.
Since their inception, CHC members have been assisting with requests from services for community, whānau and patient advisors, however this is not sustainable, hence the roadmap was developed. The roadmap has been based on guiding engagement principles that were consulted on with communities across the district.
To find out more about the Community Health Council, it's members, messages and current projects please visit: https://www.southernhealth.nz/about-us/about-southern-health/community-health-council