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NORTHERN ADELAIDE LOCAL HEALTH NETWORK    ATTACHMENT 1 

 
Recruitment to the Consumer Advisory Council  

 
The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) is currently seeking 
applications from people who live and work in the northern region to join the NALHN 
Consumer Advisory Council.  
 
The NALHN region includes the health services provided by the Lyell McEwin and 
Modbury hospitals, Watto Paruna Aboriginal Health Services, adult community mental 
health services and GP Plus Clinics at Elizabeth and Modbury. 
 
NALHN recognises that improving the way people in the northern region access and 
interact with health services helps to improve overall health and wellbeing. 
 
It is important the diverse community population of the northern region contribute to 
decisions about NALHN services with a willingness to work with NALHN to improve 
services. By joining the Consumer Advisory Council people have the chance to be 
part of changes that can benefit everyone who uses the NALHN services. 
 
The Consumer Advisory Council currently has 4 vacancies. 
 
What is the NALHN Consumer Advisory Council? 
 
The NALHN Consumer Advisory Council commenced in 2014 after a successful 
merger between the respective Consumer Advisory Council s at Modbury and Lyell 
McEwin hospitals. 
 
There has been a proud history of active consumer engagement and input into 
decisions about health services in NALHN and more broadly in South Australia by 
individual and collective members from the Consumer Advisory Council. The NALHN 
Consumer Advisory Council has recently been congratulated in the ACHS 
Accreditation review in October 2018 for the effective role of consumer engagement in 
NALHN.  
 
Other examples include: 
 

? Contributing to the development and design of the SpARC facility at Modbury 
? NALHN accreditation   involved in preparation and meeting with surveyors 
? CALD Conference   involved in planning of program 
? Wheelchair availability   instrumental in purchase of additional wheelchairs for 

patient transport 

? Previous consumer contribution into the new RAH 
Members of the Consumer Advisory Council meet regularly and contribute to the 
safety and quality of NALHN health services. Membership on the Consumer Advisory 
Council is for a 3 year term.  
 
The following are key expectations of members on the Consumer Advisory Council:  
 

? Active participation in monthly meetings of the Consumer Advisory Council with 
a commitment to undertake agreed actions 

? Active participation on short term project or ongoing NALHN committees 
? Flexibility to attend meetings during the week  

 



 
Members of the NALHN Consumer Advisory Council have an interest in sharing 
information, insights and experiences in a helpful way that others can learn from; can 
work together with a variety of other people including staff of the NALHN services. 
 
NALHN believes that an effective Consumer Advisory Council reflects the diversity 
of the people of the northern region and the broader community.  A diverse 
membership ensures that the decisions being made considers culturally appropriate 
health care and sensitivity to social and cultural preferences. 
 
Training, induction and orientation to NALHN and the Consumer Advisory Council 
are compulsory and will be provided. 
 
Consumer Advisory Council members are reimbursed for their time and will be paid 
in line with current sitting fees and Reimbursement for External Members of SA 
Health Committee s Policy Directive.  
 
 
How do I join the NALHN Consumer Advisory Council?  
 
Complete the following Application Form. If you are unable to complete an online 
application please contact the NALHN Consumer Engagement Service on 1300 013 
988 for assistance. 
 
The application will ask you to identify current or previous involvement with community 
or service committees or special interest groups so NALHN can recognise your areas 
of skills and interest. 
 
A National Police Check and a personal reference are required. 
 
Consumer Advisory Council Application Form 
 
Applications Close on Friday 18 January 2019 
 
Selection process 
 
Applicants for the Consumer Advisory Council who are shortlisted will be invited to 
participate in an interview with the Chair of the Consumer Advisory Council and a staff 
member of NALHN.  
 
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the interview process. 
  
If completing the Application in a hard copy, please return to: 
 
BY POST: 
Attention: Consumer and Administration Officer 
Consumer Engagement Service 
30 Gawler Street SALISBURY SA 5108 
 
Or  
 
EMAIL: NALHNCAS@sa.gov.au 
 
NB: The Consumer Engagement Service will store your personal details securely and in 
accordance with the SA Health Privacy Policy  
 
 
Bernice Gray 
Director Consumer Experience and Community Engagement 
NORTHERN ADELAIDE LOCAL HEALTH NETWORK 
 






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