How can the AIPFCC help you?

The Australian Institute for Patient & Family Centred Care brings patients, families and healthcare professionals to the table together, to transform people’s experience of healthcare.

We aim to achieve this through a three-fold approach:

  1. Develop partnerships between patients, their families and health professionals
  2. Create a culture that is both supportive and effective
  3. Improve healthcare environments through high-quality integrated art, architecture and design.

The Australian Institute for Patient & Family Centred Care is part of a patient and family centred care movement which is sweeping the globe and changing the way healthcare is viewed by patients, families and healthcare professionals.

Get Involved

The institute is its members. If you would like to be involved please let us know.  If you read or see something of interest pertaining to PFCC we would like to share it with the members. Do you have an interest in, and are able to set up monthly internet based discussions with other institute members? Would you like to be added to our Speakers Bureau or facilitators list? Please contact us if you would like to contribute to your institute.                              

"Hear Me" by Alan Hopgood - Bookings

“Hear Me” is a 40 minute HealthPlay written by playwright Alan Hopgood in collaboration with the Australian Institute for Patient and Family Centred Care.  The play focuses on the importance of patient and family involvement and empowerment as partners in their own health care, and is designed to bring arts and health together to improve communication, patient safety and quality of care across the healthcare sector. 

The purpose of “Hear Me” is to use the unique capacity of live performance to influence and potentially transform healthcare through provoking audiences to think, reflect on current practice and to consider how to do things better.

Why should you present a performance of “Hear Me”?  There is enormous potential for improving the quality and safety of healthcare by encouraging communication and partnerships between patients, families and health professionals and fostering an employee empowerment culture. The “Hear Me” play can have a significant and novel role in the education of patients, families and staff.

Please contact or call 0425762350.  

Speakers Corner

If you would like an inspiring speaker on patient and family centred care from AIPFCC for your event or conference, please contact us or call 0425762350.


The 13th HUSH  CD, The Magic Island with Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra is now out.  The perfect easy listening music!

NEW PFCC training package

AIPFCC now offers a 4 day immersion program in patient and family centred care.  

Changes in Hospital Care in North America

Recently reported recognition for value of family support for patients in hospital.  See story.

When a Stressful Hospital Stay Makes You Sick  See story.

And this video from a teenage patient.

AIPFCC is a non-profit organisation. We value your contribution. All donations of $2.00 or more are tax-deductible.


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