Public Forums

Community Public Forums and Consultations

Waitakere Health Link provide a unique opportunity for local community and health and social service providers to attend forums to learn about health services available and those being planned for the west and to obtain feedback and identify gaps for consumers (patients) in the health services.

 

Feedback from providers about Waitakere Health Link…

“I have really appreciated Waitakere Health Link’s passion and support to ensure that the DHB is able to include community views in a wide range of decision making processes and to champion community issues that the Waitemata DHB may not be aware of. I hear a lot of positive feedback from DHB teams about the invaluable feedback provided through their health literacy groups and am personally really excited about the work we have been doing in partnership to improve our consumer representative support framework which will help us to roll out more co-design work and embed the community voice throughout the DHB.” Community Engagement Manager, Waitemata DHB

Waitakere Health Link provides an essential connection to our community—from helping to identify gaps, providing a consumer perspective, engaging consumers in  co-design—the contribution is extensive and really makes a difference.” Quality Lead, Waitemata DHB

During early 2016, Waitakere Health Link worked closely with Waitemata DHB on the Primary Birthing Unit Consultation. The consultation aimed to better understand the communities views on primary birthing units, and did so through an online consultation, community forums and presentations to existing community organisations and groups.

Waitakere Health Link stimulated community interest through promotion, and staff assisted in organisation and support throughout the event. Prior to and throughout the six-week process, they worked collaboratively to ensure a community awareness of consultation and promote engagement opportunities for the West Auckland Community to learn more and have an opportunity to express their views. I appreciated the support and involvement given by Waitakere Health Link to help reach the community.”  Clinical Project Manager, Waitemata DHB

“Women’s health undertook a public consultation process on the potential development of primary birthing facilities.  Waitakere Health Link supported this process by encouraging on line feedback as well as organising a community engagement event which was well attended.” GM, Child, Women and Family Services, Waitemata DHB