Message from the chair
Here’s wishing you a peaceful, happy, healthy New Year. We are pleased to welcome three new members to our Board: Glenda Clementson (Hepatitis NSW), James Bartlett (Schizophrenia Fellowship) and John Stubbs (Canspeak NSW). Our active Board is representing consumers at many conferences, forums and seminars.
Looking back, I am pleased to acknowledge what a successful year 2014 was for us and our involvement to changes in health issues such as Integrated Care, Chronic Care, Health Literacy, Self-Managed Care, Shared Care and Primary Health Care. We continue to ensure that consumers are involved and invited to be part of discussions.
I also hope you like the new e-newsletter format of Update! as well as our new monthly The Wrap. Please also join our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and participate in our 3-minute survey for a new website.
In other news, The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has granted us Deductible Gift Recipient status and we will be holding our inaugural ‘Getting to Grips with Standard 2’ workshop for health service providers and health consumer representatives on 24 March in Sydney. Great news!
The Board thanks our talented and skilled staff and our members and friends who have been so helpful in 2014. We look forward to working together in 2015.
Betty Johnson AO