Aged Care & Rehabilitation Services

Aboriginal Health

Aboriginal Health within Sydney Local Health District  strives to meet the health needs of Aboriginal people in a way that is holistic, culturally appropriate and sensitive.

Aboriginal people have chronic diseases and disabilities at higher rates than that of the general population. There are many reasons for this poorer health status, including socio-economic, social, political, environmental, access and health risk factors. 
 
The LHD is working in partnership with Aboriginal communities to develop and deliver local health services that will improve health outcomes for Aboriginal people. 
 
Aboriginal Health also has links with:
  • Wyanga Aboriginal elders group in Redfern;
  • Babana Aboriginal men’s group in Redfern;
Within Aboriginal communities, elders are held in high regard and are respected by all age groups. They are the keepers of traditions and beliefs, which are passed down by story, art & dancing through a number of activities and initiatives held throughout the year. 
 
The elders are an integral part of community participation program and consultation mechanisms.
 
If you, a family member or someone you care for is in hospital, you can call an Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer for help: 
 
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Aboriginal Liaison on 9515 9277    
Concord and Canterbury Hospital Aboriginal Liaison on 9767 6680