Are you Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander?
The Royal Hospital for Women (RHW) acknowledges that we provide services on the lands of the Bidjigal people, the Traditional Custodians of this land. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and those of the future.
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Nations’ People of Australia. We understand and respect they have the oldest living, continuous cultures in the world with unique languages and spiritual connections to the land and seas.
What is the role of the Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer?
Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer (AHLO) can help you talk to health professionals, to help you understand medical procedures and routines and help you to participate in decisions about your care. These officers frequently serve as advocates, helping bridge communication gaps in clinical settings and addressing both health-related and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural concerns for patients and their caregivers.
You can contact our RHW Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer, Marni on: 0455 276 031 or at the Social Work office on 02 9382 6670.
Malabar Midwives Midwifery Group Practice (MGP)
The Malabar Midwives was established in 2006 after community consultation identified the need to improve pregnancy and birth outcomes, and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families planning to give birth at the Royal Hospital for Women. The service is committed to improve the health of mothers and babies by providing seamless, accessible, and culturally safe care.
For more information, visit the Malabar Midwives Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) page.
La Perouse Aboriginal Community Health Centre
The La Perouse Aboriginal Community Health Centre provides outpatient appointments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Clinics are run by Doctors and include:
- Ear, Nose and Throat
- QUIT smoking
- Oral health
- Midwife Service
- Early Childhood Services
- Children’s doctor
- Mental Health Services
- Drug and Alcohol Services
To find out more call them on 02 8347 4800.
If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person over the age of 50 and need help getting to your medical appointments, you can access these transport services:
- Guriwal Transport - call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422
- Wyanga - call 02 9319 7175.