Community Health Council calls for Expressions of Interest

Do you want to make a difference to shaping patient-centred health services?

We are looking for members from the Waitaki, Invercargill, Southland, Clutha District and Queenstown/Lakes regions.

Established in 2017, and meeting monthly, the Community Health Council (CHC) is an advisory consumer council for the Southern Health system (hospital and community health services including GPs), and enables a stronger patient/whanau voice in design and delivery of our health services. Our members are representative from across the district, and a pre-requisite is that members have lived experience of health services, either personally or through support of family or whānau.

If you are passionate about patients, whānau and our communities accessing the best possible equitable care, can consider issues from a ‘big picture’ perspective, have an understanding of the health system, and have strong networks and communication skills, we would appreciate hearing from you.

We are calling for expressions of interest for up to three members to reflect the community voice for one or more of the following areas of interest (you may have experience in several areas):

  • Pasifika
  • Rainbow community
  • Youth
  • Rural sector

To register expressions of interest please email:

To find out more, please see the Terms of Reference and other CHC information on

The time commitment for this role is approximately 8-10 hours per month.


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