Disability Health Network

The Disability Health Network aims to improve health outcomes for people living with disability by enabling consumers and carers, health professionals, hospitals, health services and the WA Department of Health to engage and collaborate effectively to facilitate health policy and increased coordination of care across the State.

Network lead and membership

The Network is led by Jenny Campbell and Fiona Payne. She is supported by an Executive Advisory Group made up of representatives from the Disability Services Commission, Health Service Providers, Mental Health Commission, non-government organisations, general practice, research, consumers, and carers.

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WA Disability Health Framework 2015–2025

The WA Disability Health Framework will help health services to consider disability issues when developing policy and designing services, which will lead to improved health outcomes for people with disability.

The Framework was developed by the Disability Health Network using a consultative approach.

Commitment to Inclusive Engagement

The Disability Health Network is committed to inclusive engagement, guided by the three principles of respect and rights, inclusion and transparency.

This commitment seeks to reduce the impact of, or remove barriers to, participation in the Network. The Disability Network’s Executive Advisory Group requires an annual report on how this commitment has been applied during the year.

Stakeholder feedback is welcome.

Disability Liaison Officer Pilot Project

The Disability Liaison Officer pilot project explores the patient journey and considers areas to improve the way that people with disability navigate the hospital system, with a particular focus on issues of equity and access. Pilot projects have been conducted in North Metropolitan and South Metropolitan Health Services, with additional pilot projects taking place at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

Consumer and carer perspectives on the WA health system

Disability Health Network members Tony and Debra share their experiences navigating the WA health system from a consumer and carer perspective.

Tony's story

Debra's story

Models of care and resources

Health Networks develops models of care, frameworks and guidelines to provide a cohesive and consistent plan for health care across WA. Implementation of these resources occurs in partnership with the Health Service Providers and other organisations involved in health care.


Health Networks

Address: 189 Royal Street East Perth
Phone: 9222 0200
Email: HealthPolicy@health.wa.gov.au

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