Echuca Regional Health (ERH) is committed to involving the community we serve by encouraging participation in decision making processes. Through feedback, negotiation, education and the implementation of strategies to facilitate better care for the older person, the Seniors Advisory Group (SAG) have assisted to create a pathway between ERH staff and older members of the Echuca-Moama community.
Participants in the SAG have been continuously involved in numerous projects such as the development of evidence based posters promoting person centred care and community information brochures about hospital transportation options. Pooling their skills and resources the SAG assist management and staff to ensure that issues impacting upon the care provided to our higher than average ageing population remains a continued focus of identification and address.
“Advice from the Seniors Advisory Group – great ways to improve the quality of your health care”
- Always asking questions if you are unsure of anything that has been explained to you by your health care professional, or if you require more information. This allows you to make good decisions about your health care;
- Always make sure you understand the medicines you are taking and keep an up to date list of your medications, including over the counter and complementary medicines such as vitamins or herbs;
- Ask about the results of any tests you have had and their impact on your health care.
Seniors Advisory Group Members Back Row: Janette Stickland, Peter Maher, Mary Boek, Sue Mulchay (ERH Board of Management), Darren Clark (Nursing Director Aged Care Services), Lindy Leyonhjelm and Colin Hicks
Front Row: June Dyson (Executive Director of Nursing), Robin Donaldson, Julie Simpson, Heather Richardson, Helen DuBourg and Di McFarlane OAM
Absent from photo: Ann Velt, Pam Cahill, Cynthia Opie (Executive Director Community Services) and Beverley Tavener