Mildura Base Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Aboriginal Health Unit

Acknowledgement

The Aboriginal Health Unit (AHU) would like to pay respect to the Latji Latji people and acknowledge them as the traditional custodians of the land that the Mildura Base Hospital (MBH) is on. The AHU would also like to pay respect to all past, present and future Elders.

The AHU also acknowledges the efforts and support from many non-Aboriginal people who assist in the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Thank you.

Aboriginal Health Unit

The AHU is committed at working to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanded people.

The service aims to provide cultural support and advocacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanded patients and staff.

Staff employed at the Aboriginal Health Unit are members of the local Aboriginal community and strive to support the cultural needs of Aboriginal clients of MBH.

Staff can liaise with external service providers and agencies, assist with discharge planning and provide information and education to staff.

ICAP

The AHU support and adhere to the Improving Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Patients (ICAP) program that was established in 2004.

The ICAP was developed in recognition that Aboriginal Victorians experience poorer health and lower life expectancy than the general community.

Many Aboriginal people are reluctant to attend hospitals and, when they do, may have more acute and complex health issues.


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