Expression of Interest: Community Council

  • Are you passionate about healthcare?
  • Have you had first hand experience with a health service that you thought could be improved?
  • Do you want to make a difference to the local healthcare system?

A new Sydney North Health Network (SNHN) Community Council is now seeking individual expression of interest from members of the community who want to make a difference in local healthcare.

The SNHN Community Council will give users of health services, ‘health consumers’, an important voice in the area of local healthcare. Individual members of the Community Council will work together and in tandem with the SNHN Clinical Council (GP and Health Professional led). Together the two Councils will help inform the SNHN Board on local health matters, priorities and gaps to help shape local services and programs.

About Sydney North Health Network

Sydney North Health Network (SNHN) is a new and locally based primary care organisation. We were put in place by the Australian Government in July 2015 to help people to get the right care, in the right place at the right time.

We work in partnership with local general practitioners, allied health professionals, hospitals, health providers and the local and federal governments to help improve the health system.

About the SNHN Community Council

A Community Council Member will be:

  • A health service consumer and not a health professional.
  • A resident and/or work in the Sydney North region.
  • Welcomed and accepted as part of a team in a partnership approach to improve health outcomes for residents.
  • Given an equal opportunity to have their opinions heard, and will demonstrate an ability to listen, contribute and build on the ideas of others.
  • Contributing both as an individual and as a voice for a Community who share the same values, interests, experiences and hopes.
  • Provided with information and training to ensure they can contribute effectively.
  • Acknowledged for their contribution with an attendance fee.
  • Required to meet at least six times per year, for 2 hours each time at SNHN’s St Leonards office.

How to Express Interest

To express your interest in becoming an individual member of the SNHN Community Council please complete the Expression of Interest form below.