Closing date: 4pm, Thursday 8th October 2020

Health Consumers Queensland has an opportunity for 15 consumers to lead consultation with their local community through kitchen table discussions to learn about their knowledge of and/or experience with Queensland public Hospital in the Home services.

Hospital in the Home provides care in a patient’s permanent or temporary residence for conditions requiring clinical care, monitoring and/or input that would otherwise require treatment in a traditional inpatient hospital bed.

About Kitchen Table Discussions

Kitchen Table Discussions are consultation sessions led by local people for local people. They allow small groups to participate in discussions at a time of day, and in a place, that suits them. The discussions enable health consumers, carers and community members who do not ordinarily participate in healthcare consultation to have their say in a safe and supportive environment.
Each Kitchen Table Discussion will be led by a Consumer Host with a strong community network. The host will invite up to six community members to a discussion in a location of their choosing. If hosting a session online via Zoom or Skype, the host will invite five community members to participate.
The Host guides the discussion with a set of questions provided to them. After the session, the host provides their participants’ feedback to Health Consumers Queensland.

About the project

Health Consumers Queensland has been contracted by Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) to undertake consultation with Queenslanders about their knowledge of and/or experience with Queensland public Hospital in the Home (HITH) services.

CEQ performs a stewardship role in relation to Queensland public HITH services. The consumer voice has been identified by statewide public HITH services as a powerful driver for the uptake of HITH in Queensland, and this consultation would enable CEQ to explore Queenslanders’ current perceptions about HITH (awareness/knowledge) and how receptive they are to receiving care virtually (i.e. via telehealth, remote patient monitoring etc.)

Role of the Discussion Host

As the host, your role will be to plan, coordinate and host a once-only 90-minute discussion with community members. This includes:

  • Inviting community members who would be interested in being part of the discussion on Queensland public HITH services. They will be your local community connections (ideally, people who do not normally have their voice heard in healthcare). It doesn’t matter if your community members don’t have experience in HITH services; everyone’s views are welcome.
  • Choosing a time, date and venue between 13th and 26th October, that works for your participants.
  • Host the session.
  • Complete and provide the discussion feedback to Health Consumers Queensland by 28th October.

To support you with this, you will receive:

  • Training via a Zoom video conference call. Zoom is free to download.
  • A comprehensive Host Guide and toolkit with all printed documentation.
  • Questions to ask participants during the discussion.
  • Support from Health Consumers Queensland to ensure you have a successful session.

Who are we looking for as Consumer or Carer Hosts?

We would like our hosts to have strong community connections and an interest in or knowledge of public HITH services in their region.

Remuneration and Support

Hosts – you will be remunerated at Health Consumers Queensland’s day meeting rate of $374 for hosting an in-person session at a venue and $187 if hosting an online session. You will also be reimbursed up to a maximum of $70 to cover catering and venue costs for your in-person session (on return of receipts).
Participants – Health Consumers Queensland will provide a $60 gift voucher for each participant for their time.

How to apply

Please complete the application form and return it to [email protected] by 4.00pm on Thursday 8th October 2020.
For assistance completing this application please contact Health Consumers Queensland via [email protected] or by phone on 07 3012 9090.
For queries relating to this opportunity, please email Anne Curtis, Engagement Consultant – Specific Projects, Health Consumers Queensland at [email protected]

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