NEW DATES 17-19 MAY 2021
Annual Forum Postponed
THE HCQ ANNUAL FORUM WILL NOW BE HELD ON 17-19 MAY 2021, AT THE SAME VENUE.
It is with a heavy heart that we made the announcement on Friday 13 March via our eNews that we have decided to postpone the Health Consumers Queensland’s 2020 Annual Forum on 26-27th May 2020 at Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort, as we all work together to contain the spread of the Coronavirus-Covid-19 in our own backyard. Your wellbeing is our highest priority, and for that reason, we have made the decision to postpone our event for the foreseeable future.
A Focus on Powerful Partnerships During COVID-19
Health Consumers Queensland is now focusing its efforts on supporting powerful partnerships between consumers and staff in the health system to enable the most effective strategic response to COVID-19 and the communication messages and mechanisms used during these times.
If you are a consumer who is currently involved on a Dept or HHS committee, we suggest you ask how and when you will be involved in the decisions being made about COVID-19 and provide feedback about what you are hearing/seeing among your network they may need to respond to.
If you would like to add your name to Health Consumers Queensland’s COVID-19 community of interest to indicate your desire to be involved in consumer representation on this issue, please add your details here.
If you are a staff member in the Department, HHS and the broad health sector, we suggest you keep your consumer representatives you have been working with, informed and updated about what’s going on by sharing key information with them. We also recommend you involve these consumers (and maybe more) to be at the decision-making table as you make collaborative decisions about your response to COVID-19.
We thank you for your understanding about our decision to postpone the Annual Forum. We also know that many of you will be at the heart of the COVID-19 response in Queensland, either as consumers and carers, loving family members, or as staff in the health system. Our thoughts are with you all and we hope that working together on this will help to ease the burden.
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Yours in partnership,
Melissa Fox CEO, and Health Consumers Queensland Board