News The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights has been updated to include changes in the healthcare that have occurred over the last decade. Released in 2008, the original Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights (the Charter) was developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare (ACSQH) to inform patients about what they can expect when receiving care within the Australian healthcare system. This week saw the release of the Charter’s second edition , which has been updated to incorporate some of the changes in the healthcare space over the past decade. ‘We reviewed the Charter … to ensure it reflected what the wider community believe are their appropriate healthcare rights in today’s landscape, and to clarify areas that required further explanation,’ ACSQH Chair Professor Villis Marshall said. Speaking at Thursday’s launch of the Charter, health advocate Luke Escombe described the Charter as ‘a vision of a new […]