LPV respond to Alfred Health's new HIV care proposal
Following community consultations implemented after the announcement by Alfred Health of changes to the HIV care unit, Fairfield House, Living Positive Victoria (LPV) has provided a formal response to Alfred Health's proposed changes to the unit and services.
Noting Alfred Health’s insufficient prior consultation over the changes in accordance with the 'Partnering with Consumers' requirements of its January 2013 national standards, LPV states in a covering letter that Alfred Health “currently fails to provide a sufficient case that any of the proposed options will better meet the needs of PLHIV and achieve better health outcomes.”
Outlining six key areas where further consultation and collaboration is needed to better service the needs of HIV positive individuals LPV is “unconvinced” that conditions have been met for major changes in Alfred Health HIV health care delivery to be implemented.
Following criticism those changes, originally intended to begin this month, were planned without consultation Alfred Health instigated community input and a consultation report will be available later this month.
LPV's full response is available at the LPV website