Tricia is a strong advocate for Consumer engagement in the Health system, and joined Health Cities Onkaparinga in 2016. She is a Patient and family Representative at Flinders Medical Centre where she speaks to patients, families and carers about issues they may have. She has also undertaken this role at the Noarlunga Hospital Emergency Department and at Daw House Hospice at the Repat. She sits on the SALHN Partnering with Consumers Advisory Council, SALHN Clinical Council and a number of sub-committees, where she brings the consumer perspective to the table. She is also a member of Community Health Onkaparinga.
Tricia is a Carer for her husband who has had some wonderful experiences with our health system, but also some pretty awful ones. This motivates her to work for change for all of us in the Southern Adelaide Local Health region. She is passionate about the rights of Carers.
Tricia has a Bachelor of Arts (2015) majoring in Legal studies with a focus on Aboriginal issues and an Honours degree in Criminal Justice (thesis focus on Aboriginal women in prison). She believes that cultural awareness should be a requirement in all our education and health facilities.