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Young people heal best when their families are part of the care team. The FAC promotes improved relationships between patients, families/carers and staff and seeks to actively engage family perspective in the design of services.
The FAC has two types of members: volunteer parents and carers of young people as well as staff representatives. We work together to ensure consumer expertise and experience is available to the health service. The Chairperson of the group is a position that is always held by a parent
member. All members on the current FAC group have committed to be part of the team for 2 years, come from all different backgrounds and reside in both metropolitan and rural areas of Victoria. As such, we are committed to constantly improving care for families at The Royal Children’s Hospital.
We are a recognised Family Advisory Committee of The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. This means we adhere to the policies set by the RCH, which includes our obligation to maintain patient confidentiality.
The Royal Children’s Hospital is committed to the principle that the delivery of health care will be based on partnerships between patients, families, and all those involved in their care. In order to achieve this partnership, The Royal Children’s Hospital has established a hospital-wide
Family Advisory Council to promote and improve the RCH's approach to patient and family centred care. The key principles of patient and family centred care are:
The FAC and the RCH work in partnership to deliver patient and family centred care.
We work in partnership with The Royal Children’s Hospital to: