Karen has played many roles in the NSW health consumer movement. In between others, she was also our interim Executive Manager for a while and she has led our health consumer representative training programs for five years. Retiring in late 2017 to spend more time with her grandkids doesn’t seem to have slowed her down. She was recently appointed to the Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) Board.
Dianne is one of our treasured individual members and an experienced health consumer representative. She has been a member of the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) Consumer & Community Council for over a year and speaks to the local community as an officer of the LHD’s HIV Outreach Team.
Justine Watson flew to America to have her pelvic mesh implant removed. Mesh Injured Australia Incorporated (MIA) is a new health consumer support group set up by a group of mesh-injured women in Australia who decided to put together an organisation which would support all mesh injured people in Australia.
Coordinating Chaplain at Canterbury Hospital, Sydney Australia NSW Accredited Disaster Recovery Chaplain and Team Leader (2017) Ordained Interfaith Minister TNS 2009 New York Interfaith Coordinator for Buddhist Council of New South Wales Member of Interfaith Reference Group for Canterbury and Bankstown City Council Member of Religious Forum Leaders – Multiculture New South Wales
Being passionate is not hard when you are motivated by working so closely with consumers. I can’t work where I don’t enjoy, and I really enjoy my job.
One of the first palliative care specialists in Australia, Dr Yvonne McMaster didn’t slow down when she retired. Instead, she signed up to lead a support group for people with advanced cancer.
“One might consider it a little ‘odd’ for a health provider to be a passionate health consumer, but I consider it to be a perfect fit.”