AHCWA’s first WA ACCHS Corporate Services Forum

Aboriginal Health Council of WA was proud to host its first Corporate Services Forum on Tuesday 27 June 2023. The face-to-face forum was held at Fraser’s, Kaarta Koomba (Kings Park), and welcomed 32 representatives from the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector (ACCHS).

The unique event brought together healthcare professionals, corporate services experts, and key stakeholders from ACCHS to discuss and collaborate on crucial corporate services and administrative challenges the Aboriginal Health Services face.

The Corporate Services Forum aimed to address ACCHS’s specific needs and concerns by providing a platform for sharing knowledge, experiences, and innovative strategies. By focusing on corporate services, the forum equipped participants with the essential tools and resources required to navigate the complexities of the modern healthcare services landscape.

Key topics covered during the forum were:

  • Financial management and sustainability
  • Effective governance strategies
  • Human Resources and talent acquisition in the healthcare sector
  • Remuneration benchmarking
  • Legal and regulatory compliance in Aboriginal health services
  • Understanding and reducing the impact of cultural load

The forum featured distinguished keynote speakers, panel discussions, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities.

Executive Manager of Corporate Services Andrew Webster said participants gained valuable insights from industry leaders.

“Our Member Services had the chance to engage in meaningful discussions that we hope will drive positive change within the corporate services areas within our Member Services,” Mr Webster said.

“We were honored to have a fantastic selection of presenters from Seek, PwC, Governance Institute of Australia, Giuntabell, Think Culture, Gilbert + Tobin, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, and Black Fabric who brought their expertise and unique perspectives to this event. Their contributions undoubtedly enriched the discussions and inspired the attendees to implement strategies that will improve corporate service outcomes for their businesses,” he said.

AHCWA gathered important feedback from the attendees at the conclusion of the event and will endeavor to work closely with ACCHS to build on the event and create another meaningful Corporate Services Forum for 2024.