St Vincent’s has a long history and commitment to the health and wellbeing of members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Our goal is to be the health service provider and employer of choice for First Nations people in Victoria.
Our Aboriginal Health Unit, Wilam Ngarrang, is a leader in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healthcare and research in a hospital setting.
This unit brings together the Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer program, quality improvement, cultural awareness training and cadetships, as well as representation on the executive leadership team.
Its work is continually evolving to support our First Nations patients and the 236 staff members across the St Vincent’s Health Australia network. We are focused on creating a range of projects that will enhance patients’ experiences and increase employment opportunities to provide a culturally safe and inclusive environment for staff members, patients, and families.
PHOTO: L to R: Members of the Aboriginal Health Unit, Rhys Radcliffe, Nicole Watt, Marissa Mulcahy and Christopher Delamont.
Examples of planned projects include acquiring new First Nations artwork, developing engaging cultural activities to aid patient recovery, traineeships and cultural support for staff.
There are opportunities to invest in these projects. To find out more, please contact the Foundation’s Deputy Director, Rebecca MacFarling, on 03 9231 3365.