District Community and Consumer Council
The South Eastern Sydney Local Health District peak advisory council for the district is the District Community and Consumer Council (DCCC).
We developed the DCCC because we know that working with consumers and community members improves the way we do our work. Studies have shown if we listen to you it results in less deaths, less people coming back into hospital soon after they were discharged, less healthcare acquired infections, people getting home from hospital sooner and people having better health overall.
Please see our Tips on working with community members.
The focus of the DCCC include:
- ascertain, co-ordinate and reflect the views and experiences of consumers and local community groups which it represents, and act as a link between these stakeholders and SESLHD on relevant issues;
- advocate on behalf of and bring to the attention of SESLHD peak committees, consumer and community perspectives, ideas and concerns raised;
- identify opportunities and initiatives to promote the wellbeing of the community and foster community spirit; and
- identify ways to leverage the health related community assets and needs.
The Council draws membership from, and strengthens current facility and service based consumer advisory committees/mechanisms. Its work will also complement the work of the Board Community Partnership Committee.