Aboriginal health

Learn how Monash Health is supporting the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Meet Tracey Stephens

Tracey Stephens, winner of Midwife of the Year at the 2019 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards, is an Aboriginal Graduate and Cadet Support Officer at Monash Health.

Monash Health is committed to improving the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This can only be achieved by working in partnership with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, providing opportunities and promoting and building mutual respect. This is embedded in Monash Health’s Strategic Plan, Reconciliation Action Plan and Aboriginal Employment Plan.

Monash Health is committed to closing the health gap and this is demonstrated through our governance structures, including policies and procedures, as well as the care our employees deliver in acute, subacute and community services.

Monash Health has developed and implemented a Reconciliation Action Plan in partnership with the Aboriginal community, has signed the Statement of Intent to close the health gap and has an Aboriginal Employment Plan in place.

Reconciliation Action Plan

Monash Health commits to the journey of working together with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, to promote reconciliation and to provide culturally appropriate health services and improve health outcomes, through improving relationships, opportunities and respect.

You can download the Monash Health Reconciliation Action Plan 2020-22 from our digital publications.

Aboriginal Health Services

Monash Health delivers services across all sites and in partnership with community services including:

Monash Health Community – Aboriginal Health Services

Monash Health Community works closely with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to improve health outcomes and the wellbeing of community members.

Aboriginal Hospital Help

Monash Health has an array of dedicated services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients during their hospital stay.

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