Closing date: 9am, Thursday 28 September 2023
Are you interested in providing feedback on Hospital and Healthcare spaces that will inform how consumers experience hospitals throughout Queensland?
You might be interested in joining consumer workshops to inform the new hospital builds and hospital refurbishments as part of the Capacity Expansion Programme.
The Health Capital Division is currently seeking expressions of interest from up to 12 consumers and carers across Queensland to provide valuable feedback on a new suite of Queensland Health Standardised Designs. These Standardised Designs will be utilized by project teams in new hospital builds and hospital refurbishments as part of the Capacity Expansion Programme.
We invite consumers and carers to apply:
- With current or previous lived experience of Hospital and Healthcare services within Queensland
- From diverse groups including: young people, people living with disability, First Nations, multicultural backgrounds, people living with chronic and complex conditions, and people living with consumers or carers with a lived experience of dementia and frailty
- Who have an interest in new hospital builds
- The purpose of the Queensland Health Standardised Designs is to provide Queensland Healthcare facilities with a blueprint for specific hospital and healthcare room layouts.
- This will ensure that facilities are future-proofed, consumer centred and fit for purpose.
- To support the models of care by reviewing Australasian Health Facility Guideline designs to develop facilities that are functional for patients and staff. This includes the representation of First Nations, Young People and Aged Care principles into the design suite.
Role of the consumer
Successful consumers and carers will partake in 1-2 workshops (depending on time restraints) led by the Technical Assurance team to review and provide valuable feedback on a suite of Queensland Health Standardised Designs (15 Room Layout Sheets). Once consumers are confirmed, we will provide information packages to review before the workshop to assist with clarity and understanding.
The feedback received will influence elements of the designs and will be provided to a committee (Design Assurance Innovation Committee) in the form of recommendations for consideration and endorsement.
Who is it for?
This opportunity would suit a consumer or carer representatives:
- Who have a lived experience of accessing Queensland Health and Hospital environment (whether as a consumer or carer)
- Who live across Queensland (rural and remote)
- Who identify as First Nations people, or people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
- Young people aged between 16-24
- Over the age of 65 years
- Who live with a disability
- That are passionate about providing feedback on a range of Hospital and Healthcare spaces that will inform how consumers experience hospitals throughout Queensland
- With an ability to express their viewpoint clearly and concisely