10 Sep 2020

People across the country are set to benefit thanks to a new partnership between the Australian Patients Association (APA) and HealthEngine. 

The APA is an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to championing the rights and interests of patients as well as improving patient care. We wanted to work with the APA as we share a common vision to help people get better connected with their healthcare.

Our work with the APA will launch focussing on three key areas that despite being critically important are often overlooked by Australians:

  • Wills – 13 million Australians don’t have a legally recognised Will, leaving their loved ones with unneeded extra stress and financial burden if anything were to happen.
  • Organ donation – With around 1,700 people waiting for a transplant, it’s important that your family knows your wishes concerning organ donation to help save lives.
  • Substitute decision-maker – Does your family know how you’d like to be cared for if the unthinkable were to happen? A Substitute decision-maker outlines how you would like to be looked after, if you can’t make decisions for yourself.

APA Chief Executive Officer Stephen Mason said he was delighted by the partnership noting the two organisations are both committed to making healthcare less confusing and easier for all Australians to proactively look after their health and mental wellbeing.

“We’re looking forward to the chance to promote better health outcomes and help support people like you who are using HealthEngine every month,” Stephen said. “Our goal is to make sure Australians are educated on their health and wellbeing and empower them with the tools and resources to take their health into their own hands.  By working together with HealthEngine, we can elevate important health and wellbeing issues with the aim to simplify and speed up the process of healthcare services that are often complicated and time consuming.”

More information will be shared in the months ahead as the Wills, Organ Donation and Substitute Decision-Maker initiatives launch.