Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Our team assists you and your family during and after your hospital stay.

When you’re admitted to the hospital you will be asked if you identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. If you do, our Indigenous Hospital Liaison Officer may visit you during your stay to provide cultural support to you and your family, and will help explain the hospital and your treatment if you are unsure.

Our services

We support you and your family in a number of ways:

  • bedside visits to explain the hospital system
  • support and advocate your needs when speaking to hospital staff about important matters
  • provide language translation services
  • ensure you are aware of the different types of services available to you at the hospital
  • help you stay up to date with your treatments to achieve the best health outcomes in the long term
  • transportation support (if you are eligible).

How to access this service

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can get support by contacting our team. Service providers can also refer a person using the contact details below.

Community care (acute and primary care)

Central referral
Phone: 1300 658 252
Fax: (07) 3360 4822

General enquiries
Phone: (07) 3492 1804

Indigenous Hospital Liaison

Phone: (07) 5433 8249 or (07) 5316 5157
Email: Cabh_IHLO@health.qld.gov.au
Open: Monday-Friday, 8.00am-4.30pm

Contact us

Indigenous Hospital Liaison
Phone: (07) 5433 8249 or (07) 5316 5157
Open: Monday- Friday 8.00am-4.30pm

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