Monash Health has an array of dedicated services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients during their hospital stay. It is important that you let your medical team know if you or your family identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander to ensure the Aboriginal Health Team can support you during your medical treatment.
Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officers
The role of an Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer is to provide cultural support and assistance to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and their families during their inpatient stay in Monash Health. They can also assist in connecting patients to community services during discharge planning.
Access and Support Workers
The Access and Support workers offer support for Aboriginal people support to accessing support to maintain their health, wellbeing and independence, including navigating the My Aged Care and NDIS service system, in addition to transportation to appointments and accessing community based services.
The Aboriginal Health Dietician provides Aboriginal community advice and support to make improvements to their health through nutrition. This may be done in a variety of ways and could include individual consultations and/or community education.
Healthy Koori Kids
Healthy Koori Kids service for Aboriginal children aged 0-18 years who are at risk of entering, or are in out-of-home care. The service offers a multidisciplinary team of skilled professionals consisting of a paediatrician, paediatric psychologist, speech therapist, oral hygienist and Aboriginal Health Workers, providing a fortnightly clinic to address children’s health needs.
Monash Health Dental Services provide dental treatment under the guidelines of Dental Health Services Victoria. We provide dental care to eligible health care or pension card holders and their dependants.
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