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Family Advisory Council

Be involved

  • Working with the Family Advisory Council

    The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Family Advisory Council (FAC) works together with patients, families and carers so children and young people achieve the best care outcomes and experiences.  The FAC brings children and young people, parents, families, carers and RCH staff together to work on the shared goal of achieving the best outcomes and experiences for children and young people receiving care. 

    Family Advisory Council Members:

    • have experience in receiving care at the RCH
    • are willing to share their stories and insight
    • have the ability to listen and reflect on differing points of view
    • work collaboratively 
    • show respect for diversity
    • are enthusiastic about the vision and mission of patient and family centred care initiatives at the RCH
    • respect the need to maintain confidentiality

    Become a member

    If you have experience as a current or past patient, parent, extended family member or carer of a child who has undergone treatment or is currently being treated at the RCH, you may be an ideal candidate to join the FAC. We seek members from a wide range of backgrounds, to fully reflect the diversity within our community.

    Those who receive care or support a child or young person undergoing treatment at the RCH accumulate a wealth of experience in managing the illness of a child. This valuable living experience can help current RCH families and patients. 

    Want to get involved?

    If you are interested in joining the FAC, or for more information, please contact or alternatively please visit our Get involved page.