There are approximately 6,000 people living with HIV in Victoria. This number is growing as people with HIV are living longer due to advances in treatment. This encouraging development brings with it the need to change the way healthcare is provided and address the growing demand for community and outpatient services.
Alfred Health is considering how to best respond to the changing needs of the HIV community. As part of this process we have considered several options for future services, which are outlined in the Responing to future needs of the HIV community booklet (below).
Consultation has included:
The consultation period, which was extended to Friday 31 January 2014, is now closed.
Community feedback gathered through this process will form the basis of a consultaion report. The report will be reviewed by the HIV Services Consultation Panel and made publicly available in February 2014.
Panel members include:
Lizzie, Craig, Victorian AIDS Council
Michelle Wesley, Positive Women
Brent Allan, Living Positive Victoria
Alfred Health, Representatives
Andrew Stripp, Chief Operating Officer & Deputy CEO
Prof Sharon Lewin, Director, Infectious Diseases Unit
Prof Jenny Hoy, Director, HIV Medicine
You can register for a copy of this report at HIV@alfred.org.au
Community Consultation Forum 22 November 2013
Community Consultation Forum 22 November 2013.pdf (247.4 KB)
Community Consultation Forum 12 December 2013
Community Consultation Forum 12 December 2013.pdf (355.4 KB)
Community Consultation Forum 22 January 2014
Community Consultation Forum 22 January 2014.pdf (312.0 KB)
Consultation plan: Responding to the future needs of the HIV community
HIV consultation plan_FINALv3.pdf (764.6 KB)
Consultation brochure: Responding to the future needs of the HIV community
HIV consultation brochure_FINALv3.pdf (1.56 MB)