Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Service works across five public hospitals, various community health centres, residential care facilities and mobile and outreach teams. Our service’s goal is to make Metro North Hospital and Health Service a national health leader in the delivery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services that are culturally appropriate and culturally safe.

Indigenous identification

It is important to actively identify as being of Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander descent to receive culturally appropriate care.

Watch why you should tick the box to say you’re of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

 

Way Forward: An Indigenous approach to wellbeing

The Way Forward Program is a culturally informed, strengths-focused, approach to improving mental health and addictions outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members in Metro North and Metro South Hospital and Health Services (HHS’s).

View our video explaining how the Way Forward Program seeks to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have access to culturally secure mental health care that acknowledges difference and responds accordingly.

Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan

Key Actions

  • Commit to establishing at least two formal partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations to improve our services to Indigenous Australians by May 2019.
  • Establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural governance committee to review the cultural appropriateness of CISS policies and programs by September 2018.
  • Increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff representation levels from five per cent, by one per cent per year until 2020.
  • Provide scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees to access further training and qualifications by September 2018/2019.
  • Ensure all staff have attended a face to face cultural practice program training session by May 2020.

View the Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan

Chermside Community Health Centre

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Contact us

Location: Building 26, Chermside Community Health Centre, 490 Hamilton Road, Chermside
Phone: (07) 3139 3235
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