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SHQ Review August 2 2018

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SHQ is now accredited!

SHQ is proud to have attained full accreditation under the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards!

This achievement has seen the organisation develop and implement well-integrated clinical and corporate governance processes, alongside strong consumer engagement frameworks. A robust system of managing and monitoring client safety, incorporating a refined infection prevention and control program, ensures high standards of quality care are delivered.

As a result of the accreditation process, SHQ has a culture of open disclosure and two-way communication. Regular audits are conducted across the organisation, and the results shared with staff and clients. There is a strong focus on client satisfaction and safety, and making continual improvements to achieve high results in these areas.

SHQ is extremely pleased to been known as an organisation with a strong commitment to consumer rights, and one who engages consumers in every step of service delivery, and places them at the heart of all decision-making. Our strong governance processes mean we will continue to achieve high quality results into the future.

New funding for SHQ

SHQ is the proud recipient of funding from the Australian Government (through the Women’s Leadership and Development program) to run a two-year project around identifying and responding to intimate partner violence (IPV).

The funding will allow us to develop much-needed screening tools to identify victims of IPV and/or reproductive coercion, both in WA and across Australia.

Reproductive coercion is a term used to define a range of fertility-controlling behaviours. Accurate data on IPV and reproductive coercion is severely lacking in Australia, and as a result, these issues are not widely understood.

This project will initiate improvements in data collection, which will inform a greater understanding by health professionals, allowing them to help and support more women.

Links between reproduction coercion and the outcomes of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmissible infections will also be researched.

SHQ is pleased to see the Government’s commitment to this important area of reproductive health, which will benefit women across Australia.

SHQ’s position on My Health Record

My Health Record is an online summary of your health information. It brings together health information from your healthcare providers and Medicare, and allows people involved in your care to upload, view and share documents (with your consent).

By the end of 2018, every Australian who doesn’t choose to opt out (between 16 July – 15 October) will have a My Health Record created by the Australian Government.

When it comes to accessing SHQ services, we know confidentiality is of high importance to many people.

At the moment, we’re not uploading anyone’s information to My Health Record. Instead, we are currently working to ensure we have all the information we need to be certain your confidentiality continues to be maintained at all times.

We encourage clients accessing other healthcare services (including pathology) to be clear around what they consent to being uploaded to My Health Record.

Make sure you have all the facts so you can make an informed decision about whether My Health Record is the right system for your healthcare needs by visiting https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/

Share the Dignity campaign

Share the Dignity is a charity that collects pads, tampons and personal hygiene products for women experiencing homelessness, poverty and domestic violence, to allow them a sense of dignity when they need it most.

SHQ is proud to be a collection point for the August Dignity Drive. Next time you are at the shops, please consider purchasing an extra packet of pads or tampons – ‘One box for me, one box for her’ – and placing them in our pink collection box at 70 Roe Street Northbridge. We are grateful for your support.

More information or locations of other collection points please visit https://www.sharethedignity.com.au/

New SHQ results line

SHQ now has a new dedicated timeslot for clients wanting to ring and receive results. Please call 9227 6177 between 8:30-9:30am, Monday to Friday.

Advertised Position
Community Development Officer – Stronger Together (Mount Magnet)

The Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) is administered by UWA and part of a network of University Departments of Rural Health across Australia. WACRH’s vision is to be a leader in the creation and optimisation of rural health knowledge and practice that improves the health of rural communities. The “Stronger Together Health Promotion Young Leaders Program”, funded by Healthway, is a three-year project to develop health promotion skills and community engagement for a group of young Aboriginal adults aged 18-25 years.

About the opportunity: as the Stronger Together Community Development Officer, you will deliver a program of training and community engagement and development programs to young adults and use a strengths based approach to empower young adults to develop their health knowledge, skills and employability. You will work in collaboration with community partners including sporting, education, health and employment organisations and maintain community relationships with a wide a group of families and stakeholders.

Level 5, full-time appointment on a 12 month fixed term basis
Salary range: $68,214 to $75,724 plus superannuation

Enquiries can be directed to Heath Greville on (08) 6488 7687 or [email protected].

Aboriginal people are strongly encouraged to apply. Closing date: Monday, 20 August 2018

Share Your SHQ Story

Have we made a difference in your life?

Are you a client who’s used one of our many services? Perhaps you’re a past staff member, or you’ve participated in a course or workshop. Hopefully we’ve helped you in some way.

Share your story and help others be part of SHQ. You can send us a message on social media, or email [email protected]. We’d love to hear from you.


SHQ offers a range of professional services including testing and treatment of STIs, contraception information and supply, unplanned pregnancy, cervical screening, STI drop-in clinics and counselling.