Aboriginal services

Coming to a large hospital, especially from a rural or remote area, can be a difficult experience. We want to make sure your time with us is positive and culturally respectful. KEMH has an Aboriginal Liaison Officer (ALO) available to provide support to you during your stay at KEMH. Our ALO can assist by talking to staff, including doctors and midwives, on your behalf if you wish. They can also assist you in linking up with other services that might be able to help you when you are ready to go home.

 

Services we offer

  • Support for patients either at KEMH or at Agnes Walsh House accommodation.
  • Providing a safe space for Aboriginal women at KEMH by encouraging activities in Ngalla Mia for women to get to know one another.
  • Liaison and advocacy for Aboriginal patients with health professionals, external agencies and other consumers.
  • Support and encouragement for women who are away from home.

 

Aishwarya's CARE Call posterAccessing our services

If you would like to access our Aboriginal Liaison Officer speak to your health care team.

Resources for Aboriginal Women are available through the WNHS Library (external site).

 

Raising concerns while in hospital

We understand you may have some questions about coming into hospital. Our staff will try to make you feel as comfortable as possible and are happy to answer any questions you may have during your stay

If you are one of your mob in hospital gets sicker, tell us. Call 1800 792 621.

Last Updated: 17/12/2021