Submission to the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW. NCOSS contacted several health related member and non-member organisations, to ascertain their views on issues around Hepatitis C, client experiences of discrimination and discussion about strategies for improvement.
A training needs analysis of NSW Health funded NGOs in relation to Management and Governance.
During 1998-99 many different groups expressed concern to the Council of Social Service of NSW (NCOSS) about the new trend sweeping the health system - earlier discharge. This briefing paper examines some of the issues involved.
NSW Health is planning cuts to the NGO Program. The cuts are not based on the outcomes of any review of the NGO Program. NCOSS strongly urges the NSW Health Council to oppose these cuts.
Consumers, as the users of the health system, have a valuable perspective to contribute to health decision making. Unfortunately, there is little opportunity at present for consumers to have input at any level of the health system.
Shorter hospital stays mean more people leaving hospital while they are still very sick and in need of care. There is a huge increase in the demand for post-acute care, and there are indications that there is demand for more complex care.
Results of a survey undertaken by NCOSS investigating concerns that there were insufficient services for people with alcohol and other drug issues and that this was impacting both on clients and on services across the NGO sector.