Committees and Working Groups

Consumer Advisors partner with us on a number of Peninsula Health Committees, including Quality and Safety Committees.  We also have a number of short-term Working Groups. You will bring the consumer perspective, experiences and concerns into issues discussed. We are currently seeking consumers to join a number of committees.

We are currently seeking consumers to join a number of committees and groups

Committees at Peninsula Health

  • Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration Committee – meets monthly (currently online)

Committee purpose: To ensure that systems are in place so a person’s acute deterioration is recognised promptly and appropriate actions are taken. Acute deterioration includes physiological changes, as well as acute changes in mental state.

  • Blood Management Committee – meets every 3 months (currently online)

Committee purpose: To identify risk, and put in place strategies, to ensure that a patient’s own blood is optimised and conserved, and that any blood and blood products a patient receives are appropriate and safe. To provide a systematic and consistent approach for the safe and appropriate transfusion of blood products across all sites of Peninsula Health.

  • Communicating for Safety Committee – meets every 2 months (currently online)

Committee purpose: To ensure that communication and documentation is timely, purpose- driven and effective and that it supports care for our patients that is coordinated, safe and continuous.

  • Infection Prevention Committee – meets every 2 months (currently online)

Committee purpose: To develop processes, systems and guidelines that prevent manage and control the risk of healthcare-associated infections and effectively manage infections, if they occur, for consumers and healthcare workers.

  • Comprehensive Care Committee – meets monthly (currently online)

Committee purpose: To ensure that consumers receive comprehensive care – that is, coordinated delivery of multidisciplinary health care required or requested by the consumer and their support people. This care is aligned with the consumer’s identified personal need and preferences and healthcare needs, considers the effect of the consumer’s health issues on their life and wellbeing, and is clinically appropriate.

  • Skin Integrity Sub Committee – meets monthly (currently online)

Committee purpose: To provide governance and monitoring around preventing and managing pressure injuries) monitoring

  • Peninsula At Home Advisory Group – meets monthly (at Frankston or online)

A new working group that will provide feedback and input into Peninsula Health home-based services. Peninsula At Home is a strategy that provides greater choice to consumers by offering them options to receive their care at home rather than in a hospital bed. Peninsula At Home now offers a suite of services that can provide this care to patients.

  • Safer Communities Committee – meets monthly (currently online)

This committee directs efforts to vulnerability associated with identification of and responses to family violence, elder abuse and children and families at risk of harm.

This vulnerability can be attributed to health inequity, which is often external to an individual, including a range of social factors such as marginalisation, discrimination, and unequal distributions of resources. The health, mental health and wellbeing of vulnerable populations is significantly poorer than that of the general population.

  • RiSCE (Risk Identification, Safety, Communication, Environment) Steering Committee – meets monthly (online)

The Risk identification, Safety, Communication, Environment (RiSCE) framework (consisting of policies, procedures and competency based training) incorporates all of these areas and has been developed, utilising current evidence-based knowledge and skills, with the specific aim of fulfilling this commitment. It aims to promote a workplace

and healthcare environment that is safe and ensures patients/clients/residents/staff/volunteers and members of the public are protected from harm related to occupational aggression and violence within the Healthcare setting.

  • Occupational Violence Steering Committee (meets monthly online)

The Peninsula Health Occupational Violence Steering Committee reports to the Workforce, Workplace Safety and Wellbeing Executive Committee and is responsible for the review and development of strategies to reduce the incidence of Occupational Violence and Aggression and ensure employees are adequately prepared to respond in a safe, timely and effective manner.

The purpose of the Occupational Violence Steering Committee is to achieve our strategic intent outlined in the Occupational Violence and Aggression Strategic Framework and Action Plan and to prevent Occupational Violence and Aggression incidents and injuries by promoting strategies that protect and support our people

Apply now

If you are interested in joining us as a Consumer Advisor please complete the application form.

If you would like more information or a paper copy of the application form, please contact Michelle Daniel, Consumer Engagement Manager on 9784 2665 or email