Community Advisory Council

King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) is committed to partnering with consumers to ensure a patient-centred approach to all service planning, delivery and evaluation.

The Community Advisory Council (CAC) provides support and advice to WNHS to improve the hospital experience for patients, their families and other hospital consumers. The council is made up of a diverse range of consumers and community members that meet monthly.

Some of the areas of involvement include:

  • Planning and development of health services at the hospital.
  • Input to health service delivery at our hospital.
  • Advocating for consumers, carers and the community.
  • Promoting consumer and community participation.
  • Facilitating communication and cooperation between our hospital, local service providers and communities.
  • Monitoring health-related activities and reporting on the needs of consumers.

The CAC values feedback from the community and can be contacted via (08) 6458 1444 or


Becoming a CAC member

The Women and Newborn Health Service (WNHS) is looking to recruit consumers and carers for its Community Advisory Council (CAC). The WNHS Community Advisory Council is a formal partnership between consumers and carers, the North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) and WNHS Executive Committee that embeds the voice and perspectives of consumers, carers and families in decisions and processes that impact their healthcare experience and journey.

The WNHS CAC contributes to improving health outcomes by ensuring that the health experience and journey of consumers, carers and their families is person-centred.


  • Represents the equality and diversity of consumers, community, carers and families that provides a mechanism to work in partnership for positive solutions that are meaningful and impactful.
  • Brings lived and living experience of the health system that can shape how the system functions to be more person centred.
  • Contributes to change in a range of ways from providing feedback to participating in the design of policies, programs etc.
  • Cares about wellness, partnership, equity, learning and growing, mental health and safety, care, trust and modelling these in our work.
  • Advocates for engagement and recognition of the value of lived experience and the importance of capacity building and development so that health service providers and consumers, carers and families can work together more effectively to improve health outcomes.

If you are a consumer or carer who is passionate about improving health outcomes for the community, solutions oriented, and interested in shaping health care experience and journey at our hospitals, we encourage you to complete the online application form to become a member.

Alternatively, you may wish to download and complete the application form (PDF) and email it to:

If you have any questions or wish to discuss the CAC application process please call Jon Day, Manager Consumer Liaison Service on (08) 6458 1576 or email your enquiries to

Last Updated: 03/07/2023