Dignity in Care Champions



Dignity Champions believe ensuring dignity and respect for people using care services is worth pursuing. To Dignity Champions, being treated with dignity isn’t an optional extra, it’s a basic human right. They believe it is not enough that care services are efficient. They must be compassionate too. Champions aim to work in partnership with care providers to improve the quality of services.

Role of a Champion

Dignity Champions:

  • stand up to disrespectful behaviour
  • act as role models by treating people with respect
  • speak up about dignity to improve services
  • influence and inform other staff.

A Dignity in Care Champion’s role will vary according to knowledge and the type of work they are involved in. There are many small things that a champion can do with can have a big impact on people’s lives.

A champion can choose how active they want to be, and there are no requirements which need to be met. Simply providing feedback on good or bad care with a thank you note to staff is being active in the role of a Dignity Champion.

Regular in-service and training at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, aims to provide those champions in the workplace with the knowledge and skills to guide other in promoting the 10 Dignity in Care principles within their area.

How to become a Champion

If you would like to become a champion email us at dignityincare@health.sa.gov.au or you can post an Expression of Interest form to:

Dignity in Care Australia
c/o Aged and Extended Care
Level 8B
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
28 Woodville Road
Woodville South SA 5011