Vision, Mission & Values

Core Purpose

The Australian Patients Association is an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to championing and protecting the rights and interests of patients, and improving overall patient care and health outcomes.


Our mission is to improve patient outcomes and enhance the welfare of patients, carers and their families by working co-operatively with all sectors of the healthcare industry.


Our vision is to be an influential voice and strong advocate for the rights and interests of patients in developing a higher quality, more affordable and readily accessible healthcare system for all Australians.

Core Values

Our core values are:

  • Leadership and commitment to excellence
  • Integrity and ethical behaviour
  • Compassion, caring and empathy
  • Trust, honesty and respect

These core values serve to guide our decision-making and the strategic direction of the Australian Patients Association, and fundamentally underpin everything we do.

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