HIC staff Esther Lim

Published 25 June 2015 by Esther Lim

Organ donation system under review

The Federal Government recently commissioned Ernst and Young (EY) to review the implementation of the national reform agenda on organ and tissue donation and transplantation. 

In July 2008, the Federal Government announced a $250 million national reform programme to implement a nationally coordinated approach to organ and tissue donation. The goal was to improve access to life-transforming transplants through a sustained increase in the donation of organs and tissue. However, despite the implementation of the programme, organ transplant rates have not increased as quickly as intended over the 6 year period. 

How can consumers get involved?

A key element of the review will involve consulting with consumers at roundtable discussions. There will be five roundtable discussions which will happen over June and July 2015.

The date, time and location for the Melbourne roundtable:

Date: Wednesday, 8 July
Time: 2:30 – 4:30pm
Venue: The EY Building, 8 Exhibition Street

Information for other major cities:

  • Sydney - Tuesday, 30 June 2:30 to 4:30pm (The EY Centre, 680 George Street)
  • Canberra - Wednesday, 1 July 2:30 to 4:30pm (EY Building, 121 Marcus Clarke Street)
  • Brisbane - Tuesday, 7 July 2:30 to 4:30pm (Level 51m One One One, 111 Eagle Street)
  • Adelaide - Friday, 10 July 2:30 to 4:30pm (EY Building, 121 King William Street)

For more information

If you are interested in attending any of the roundtable discussions, please contact Rebecca Jessop, Senior Manager at EY by phone 0419 213 880 or by email rebecca.jessop@au.ey.com.

For general information on the review, please contact Peter Woodley, Department of Health, by email peter.woodley@health.gov.au

Published 25 June 2015 by Esther Lim

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