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Metro North Health Satellite Hospitals co-named with Traditional Owners

Metro North Health has worked with Traditional Owners and Custodians to co-name its three Satellite Hospitals.

Metro North Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Executive Director Sherry Holzapfel 

Caboolture, Kallangur, and Bribie Island Satellite Hospitals have all been proudly co-named with the Kabi Kabi Traditional Owners as part of the Queensland Government’s ongoing commitment to recognising Queensland’s shared history with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The official endorsed names are as follows:

Caboolture Satellite Hospital (Kabul)

The name ‘Kabulture’ meaning place of the carpet snake in Turrbal dialect. ‘Kabul’ –  meaning carpet snake, ‘ture’ – meaning place of.

 Kallangur Satellite Hospital (Kalangoor)

The name Kalangoor originates from the Kabi Kabi – Undambi dialect ‘Kalangoor’ meaning a goodly or satisfactory place.

 Bribie Island Satellite Hospital (Yarun)

The name Yarun originates from the Kabi Kabi and Djoondoburri people – Oondoo dialect ‘Yarun’ meaning crab or hunting ground.

Metro North Health Community and Engagement Officer Rayna Cowburn led the consultation with the Kabi Kabi Traditional Owners and said the co-names provide respect to the Traditional Owners of which the Satellite Hospitals are located, providing a greater awareness and respect amongst the community. 

“Our intention is to establish meaningful and respectful partnerships with Traditional Owners to ensure culturally appropriate service delivery, a respect for country and land and a connection for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, families and communities accessing our hospitals and facilities,” Rayna said. 

“Adoption of the co-names will assist in the preservation and promotion of Aboriginal language and promotes a deeper understanding of the culture and history associated with the Kabi Kabi, Turrbal, and Undambi and Djoondoburri peoples’ dialects.“

The new co-names will appear on facility signage and across patient communication. The traditional names will complement artworks displayed within the three satellite hospitals commissioned with local Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi Traditional Owner artists. 

Metro North Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Executive Director Sherry Holzapfel said Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be involved in every step of the design and delivery of health services, and the satellite hospitals are a great example of this. 

“We are proud of the work we continue to do across Metro North Health to provide sustainable, culturally safe, and responsive healthcare services, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural values, strengths and differences are respected,” Sherry said. 

“Each satellite hospital has a dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Hub with access to services including support with telehealth, referrals and links to community services and hospital services, Ngarrama Maternal Health, and Perinatal Mental Health. This service accepts referrals and walk-ins.” 

2024-06-10T13:16:09+10:0010 June 2024|
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