Community consultation committees

The committees are accountable to our board. They report through our Community Advisory Group who are the conduit between our community and our board.

There are 4 community consultation committees in the health service.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Cassowary Coast Hub
  • Hinterland Hub
  • Trinity Hub

Management Committees

Management committees are operational across the CHHHS and occur at the facility and service level.

The consumer advisor position brings the consumer / patient perspective to the decision makers and can influence change positively.

Consumer Reference Group

Consumer Reference Group is a group of consumers that would meet to provide input into a particularly service for example Maternity services.

Further detail about this committee can be provided in terms of references or please feel free to contact our Community and Consumer engagement Officer.

How to join the committee

We are currently calling for expressions of interest across all consumer advisory roles.

Register your interest

What to expect if you're appointed

Our committees usually meet quarterly and are guided by a terms of reference.

If you’re appointed to a committee, you’ll be paid for attending meetings. You’ll also be encouraged to go to other committee meetings to share information.

In particular, our committees:

  • consult community members about their experience of health care services provided
  • collate all of the information gathered from community members
  • inform the Health Service on community members' perspectives about their experience of health care services provided
  • work together with staff to implement changes.

Consumer and Community Engagement Strategy

The Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service is committed to providing meaningful opportunities for patients, carers and consumers to have a say on health care services coordinated by the Service.

Consumer and Community Engagement Strategy 2020-2022 [PDF 60.56 kB].

Last updated: December 2022