Our Council is an independent, charitable,
community-based membership organisation offering assistance to people
affected by the hepatitis C virus. We are overseen by a Board of
Governance elected annually by our membership. Our primary funder
is the NSW Health Department. The range of people we deal with is
wide. It includes people with hep C and their partners, family and
friends; healthcare and welfare workers; peer organisations and
individuals; government departments; private sector employers and
members of the NSW public.
In July 2003 the Hepatitis
C Council of NSW met the accreditation requirements of the Australian
Health and Community Service Standards of the Quality Improvement
Council of Australia. This significant achievement acknowledges
that the Council meets the relevant organisational national standards
that define us as a quality organisation which is committed to continuous
improvement. We maintain our accreditation status an ongoing three
year quality improvement review cycle.
While this status may
eventually be a requirement of all NSW Health-funded non-government
organisations we elected to go through the process voluntarily.
The Council was one of the first NSW Health funded organisations
to achieve this standing, and one of the first organisations to
be reviewed against the Community Service Organisations Standards
including the Telephone Helpline standards.
The Council has detailed
policies and procedures that guide the development and review of
our services and structures. These have been endorsed within our
Quality Improvment Council of Australia accreditation. Key aspects
in the development of our resources include the collaboration and
involvement of respected hepatitis C expert clinicians and researchers,
as well as the involvement of people with hep C (see Resource
Deductible Gift Recipient status
Private funding is essential for the Council as it enables us to carry out activities for which we are not able to use our statutory funding from government sources.
We achieved Deductible
Gift Recipient (DGR) status from the Australian Tax Department in
2003. Because we are an income tax exempt health promotion charity
with DGR status, your donations of $2 and over are tax deductible
and provide you with a significant tax benefit.
We welcome your donation as it will
contribute directly to reducing the impact of the hepatitis C epidemic
on those people in NSW and elsewhere who are affected by it.
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