Emergency rooms need cultural overhaul, experts tell Govt

May 31, 2017

Australia’s hospital emergency departments should be overhauled to make them culturally-friendly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, according to the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. In a submission to the federal Department of Health’s […]

WA hotline tunes patients into their communities

May 17, 2017

A radio request show hopes to help Indigenous hospital patients in Western Australia stay connected to their communities. Noongar Radio in WA and the state’s South Metropolitan Health Service have launched Hospital Hotline, a patient […]

Geraldton health centre is new benchmark

March 22, 2017

A new centre of excellence in the WA city of Geraldton is dedicated to shaping a workforce of healthcare workers attuned to Aboriginal culture and health issues. The primary health care and training centre is […]

Indigenous health starts with parents: Wyatt

February 14, 2017

Childhood illnesses such as glue ear will be targeted by new Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt in a bid to improve the health of children through the education of their parents. In a wide-ranging interview […]

Remote health program on the move

February 8, 2017

A mobile health and education clinic for small and remote communities will be trialled in Western Australia’s Pilbara region — and it will even offer a vet service. The Health in Motion program is a […]

Aged care careers suit Indigenous ways: Wyatt

February 8, 2017

Young Indigenous people should consider a career in aged care, according to Australia’s new Minister for Indigenous Health and Aged Care Ken Wyatt. Mr Wyatt said the coming years would see a shortage of aged […]

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