Department of Health, WA

Welcome to the online consultation hub for the Department of Health, Western Australia.

This hub is a place for you to participate in online consultations in the areas of public health and clinical services, planning for frameworks, policy and guidelines.

Check this page regularly to have your say on consultations that are of interest.

We look forward to your engagement and receiving feedback to improve the way health services are delivered in Western Australia.

Open consultations are displayed below, alternatively, search for consultations by keyword, postcode and interests.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

HealthPolicy.HealthPolicy@health.wa.gov.au

 

Open Consultations

  • Review of the WA Health Consent to Treatment Policy

    The introduction of the Health Services Act 2016 and the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards 2nd Edition (2017) significantly changed the strategic and operational environment for the implementation of the WA Health Consent to Treatment Policy 2016 (Operational... More

    Closes 16 March 2021

  • Epidemiology Branch Client Feedback Survey 2021

    The WA Department of Health Epidemiology Branch provides both advice and analysis on population health data to a range of stakeholders. Our clients are inclusive of the Department of Health, Health Service Providers, other WA government agencies, local government authorities, non-government... More

    Closes 31 March 2021

  • Managing public health risks from wastewater conveyance, treatment and disposal in Western Australia

    The key focus of this consultation is to obtain feedback on the most effective option to manage the public health risks associated with the conveyance, treatment and disposal of wastewater in Western Australia (WA). Please read the discussion paper on “Managing the public health risk... More

    Closes 21 May 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Stakeholder feedback on the draft WA Health Genomics Strategy 2021

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek stakeholders' feedback in relation to the draft WA Health Genomics Strategy 2021 (‘Strategy’) and their opinions to inform the development of the first implementation plan. This consultation consists of two parts: Part 1 will seek... More

    Closed 31 January 2021

  • Statutory Review of the Western Australian Tobacco Products Control Act 2006

    Robust legislation is the cornerstone of tobacco control. Western Australia (WA) has had comprehensive tobacco legislation in place since 1990, and along with complementary Commonwealth legislation, it has played an important part in bringing down the prevalence of smoking among Western... More

    Closed 6 November 2020

  • Road Testing the Revised Advance Health Directive

    An Advance Health Directive (AHD) is a legal document that enables an individual to make decisions now about the treatment they would want, or not want, to receive if they became sick or injured and were incapable of communicating their wishes. More information on the current Western... More

    Closed 23 October 2020

  • Draft strategies for advance care planning awareness raising, training and education consultation

    Advance care planning (ACP) is an ongoing discussion between you, your loved ones and your health care professionals. It involves learning about the different choices available and choosing the type of medical care that is best for you. An Advance Health Directive (AHD) is a... More

    Closed 23 October 2020

  • 2019-2020 Food Act 2008 and Public Health Act 2016 Reporting

    Local Government enforcement agencies are required to report to the Department of Health on their performance of functions under the Food Act 2008 (Food Act) (as required by section 121) and the Public Health Act 2016 (Public Health Act) (as required by section 22). The Food Act reporting... More

    Closed 12 October 2020

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

The first anniversary of the launch of the WA Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy (the Policy) was celebrated during Men’s Health Week in June 2020.

A 12 Month Check-Up of the Policy was carried out to assist in understanding:

  • the level of awareness of the Policy
  • men’s health and wellbeing related activities that have been carried out in the previous 12 months
  • any issues and/or opportunities regarding the Policy that have arisen.

You said

An on-line survey was developed and was open for a period of five weeks (24 August - 25 September 2020). A total of 37 responses were received.

Overall, the feedback indicated that the majority of respondents were aware of the Policy and most people had some level of familiarity with its content. Despite the challenges of implementing the Policy (especially during the COVID-19 pandemic), a wide variety of men’s health and wellbeing events have occurred in the 12 months under review. The feedback was supportive of the purpose of the Policy as it provides a good framework to support the health and wellbeing of men and boys living in WA.

We did

Your feedback was summarised in the WA Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy: 12 Month Check-Up Report. A copy of the 12 Month Check-up Report is available on the WA Department of Health website.

We asked

The Patient Opinion™ Dashboard is intended to display a summary of Patient Opinion™ activity for all WA Health Service Providers. The dashboard displays data that is already publicly available but across several sites. Displaying data in one place as a web page on the HealthyWA website is intended to enable those interested to gain a quick snap shot of Patient Opinion™ activity in WA and guide those interested to more in depth information.

From the 29th of April to the 17th of May 2019 we invited you to provide feedback on a sample Patient Opinion™ Dashboard.

You said

We received 114 responses to the consultation. Majority of the feedback was positive and included a range of suggestions for further adjustments to the Patient Opinion™ Dashboard.

We did

In response to your feedback improvements have been made to: clarity of writing, definitions of the terms used by Patient Opinion and explanations of the purpose of the data provided. Patient Opinion™ Dashboard Consultation Report provides lists of all changes made in response to your feedback and areas identified for future improvement.

We asked

Your feedback about the Public Health Amendment (Immunisation Requirements for Enrolment) Bill 2019. Thank you for your input.

You said

You provided valuable feedback.

We did

Your feedback contributed to the Decision Regulatory Impact Statement. This document has now been completed and can be accessed at https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/immunisationenrolment

The Bill was introduced into Parliament in May 2019.

Any queries can be directed to immunisation@health.wa.gov.au