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Barwon Health North Consumer Advisory Committee

The Barwon Health North Advisory Committee was set up in late 2014. Our community experts have provided the checks and balances in considering the services and designs of the new facility.

The committee has continuously advocated for the needs of the community and kept the design team on track, ensuring this building meets what Geelong's northern community needs.

The committee is available to hear and represent your views as the build gets going. If you would like to make contact with the group or have specific questions, please email bhnorth@barwonhealth.org.au and our consumer advisory committee will be in contact with you.

BH North advisory committee

Pictured (L-R): The Barwon Health North Advisory Committee comprises Gayle Newbury, Christopher Hutchinson, Sandra Anderson and Terry Groves.

Meet our Consumer Advisory Committee Representatives

Gayle Newbury: Gayle is dedicated to her work as a volunteer and has been awarded the Barwon Health Life Volunteer status. She has provided input on many Barwon Health projects including the design of the new cancer support at the Andrew Love Centre as a volunteer consumer.  Gayle is also a WISE committee member assisting with promoting better communication and information at Barwon Health. Gayle brings a lived experience of the services in the north and provides volunteer support to her area of passion - Palliative Care.  She is involved in several community groups and provides an 'Active Ageing' perspective.

Christopher Hutchinson: In 2017, Christopher was awarded the Barwon Health Volunteer of the year award. Providing a great depth of experience with using the health service system in Geelong as a local northern suburbs community member, Christopher understands the challenges of needing to get into services in Geelong and how these could be improved if they were locally based.  Christopher continuously provides Barwon Health with ideas about how we can improve our services for a broad range of the community in the north.

Sandra Anderson:  Sandra‚Äôs expertise and knowledge of the northern suburbs is extensive, having lived in Norlane her entire life. Sandra has been an amazing contributor to the local area as a board member of the Norlane Community Centre for over 30 years.  She is a Volunteer Life Member at Barwon Health. Sandra is also a consumer representative at the Dental Health Services Victoria and the Alfred Hospital on the Victorian Cardiac Outcomes Registry.

Terry Groves: Terry a long term northern suburbs resident and Barwon Health Volunteer. Terry is extensively linked in with a range of supporting groups and is constantly volunteering with at these. Terry also works with a range of key Northern suburbs sporting organisations. In 2017 at the 100 years of Gala celebration, Terry was awarded a certificate of appreciation for his work over many years with the Barwon Health Gala Board.