Introducing Cassandra Nest, HCQ’s new First Nations Consultant – Engagement and Partnership

Health Consumers Queensland is delighted to introduce Cassandra Nest, HCQ’s new First Nations Consultant – Engagement and Partnership! 

Cassandra or Cas, is a proud Pajong Fish River woman of the Ngunnawal Language group. Cas is a mother to two and midwife by trade.  Born and raised on Bundjalung and Kombumerri Country of Northern NSW and the Gold Coast. Cassandra comes from a long line of healers, Traditional Birth attendants and nurses.  

Cassandra was the first First Peoples graduate of Griffith University’s Bachelor of Midwifery and is currently studying a Master of Primary Maternity care by dissertation which is due to be completed in 2024. 


Are you a consumer or carer representative interested in Digital Health in Queensland? 

As digital healthcare is set to transform the way health care is delivered and experienced across Queensland, we invite consumers and carers to upskill and build their knowledge on digital health to maximise their impact in future digital health consumer partnering opportunities.

As a first step, Health Consumers Queensland is reaching out to our Statewide Network of consumers and carers via this short survey to understand:

  • Where digital health consumer partnerships are currently happening across the health system.
  • Who would be interested in future digital health opportunities.