Friday, September 20, 2013

ACSQHC consultation on a resource for nationally coordinated improvement in the care of patients with cognitive impairment in acute care

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) is developing a written resource to help guide nationally coordinated improvement in the care of patients with cognitive impairment in acute care. The resource will be based on the National Safety and Quality in Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

After developing a draft version, the ACSQHC will be holding consultation forums to discuss the resource with both consumers and health professionals in each state and territory from October to December 2013. The Consumer consultation forum for the ACT will be held on Tuesday, October 29th from 9:30am  to 12:00pm at Rydges Lakeside, 1 London Circuit, Camberra ACT 2601.

Information about the consultation can be found here. The ACSQHC are particularly looking for consumers who have had a lived experience with dementia or delirium, but all consumers are more than welcome to attend. There will also be an online survey available for providing basic feedback on the draft resource from 14th October until the 6th of December.

If you are interested in attending the forum, expressions of interest are being collected online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ciconsultationregistration


The Health Care Consumers’ Association is assisting with promoting the ACT forum and collecting feedback. We will send out a link to the online survey when it becomes available and distribute the draft resource to consumers who wish to participate in the consultation. If you have any further questions about the consultation in general, please contact the Project Team at cognitive.impairment@safetyandquality.gov.au or (02) 9126 3648.

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