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Reporting on Quality of Life after being an inpatient at Fiona Stanley Hospital

Would you like hospitals to know whether or not your quality of life improved after being an inpatient?

Researchers at Fiona Stanley Hospital are looking for two consumers to join their research team to develop an easy to use system/tool to survey patients about their Quality of Life.

two arms stretched over a table with medical implements around them including a blood pressure machine

About the project/vacancy

Fiona Stanley Hospital Burns Unit has identified a ‘Quality of Life’ survey as the most important feedback from their patients and the best indicator that they are delivering quality care. They now want to test this survey with other surgical patients within the hospital.

In establishing the project, they have recognised that patient engagement is crucial to successful health service design.

About the position

Researchers are looking for two consumers to join their research team. 

What am I expected to do?

We would like you to provide advice on:

  • The design of the how the survey will feel and look online (app or website)
  • Appropriate times for when the survey should be completed, both before and after initial treatment
  • Feedback about what the results should be used for
  • Involved in the process of sharing project findings back to the community

What skills or experience do I need?

The researchers are looking for someone who has had emergency surgery in the past 12 months at Fiona Stanley Hospital and someone who has had elective surgery in the past 12 months after going through a referral process.

How long am I expected to be involved?

2 years starting in July 2019.

Where will meetings be held?

Meetings will be held at Fiona Stanley Hospital

What support is offered?

$30 per hour honorarium is paid. Training and support is offered by the Consumer and Community Health Research Network.

Applications close: 02 August 2019

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