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Welcome! Thank you for wanting to learn more about this important role at Metro South Health.
A Consumer Partner takes part in activities (partners) with our health service to:
Yes! We welcome a broad range of people to join as Consumer Partners.
Our Consumer Partners come from different backgrounds and bring different health experiences. Having a broad mix of people helps us to better understand our communities’ health service needs.
Image of male and female Consumer Partners with staff.
When you partner with your local health service, we all benefit. The types of things you might do include:
You can also partner with us in a formal role. We have a Consumer Partnering Team (staff) to support you in these roles.
A formal Consumer Partner role supports a committee or group. You will join our staff and meet once a month to discuss:
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To learn more about a formal Consumer Partner role, read the frequently asked questions (PDF, 217.98 KB).
A formal Consumer Partner role can also support MSH Research. To learn more watch the Introduction to consumer partnering for research (vimeo) video.
Consumer partnering is a major part of how we deliver quality care.
We have a detailed plan about how we will work with our consumers and community (Consumer and Community Engagement Strategy).
For more information about Consumer Partnering: