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.
It is important to actively identify as being of Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander descent to receive culturally appropriate care.
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).
Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan
- 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
Location: Building 26, Chermside Community Health Centre, 490 Hamilton Road, Chermside
Phone: (07) 3139 3235