Refugee Health Queensland was established in 2008 as a statewide service to provide refugees, special humanitarian entrants and asylum seekers with:
standard initial health assessments, including public health screening and catch-up vaccination
coordination of short term health management with additional support for complex cases
supported referral to existing services for continuing care, in particular, general practitioners.
The service is coordinated by Mater Health Services with funding from Queensland Health.
In 2010-11, 86 per cent of all newly arrived refugees available for an initial assessment were seen by Refugee Health Queensland, with 97.5 per cent of clients linked to a general practitioner in their local community.
Health Care Providers' Handbook on Sikh Patients A quick-reference tool for health workers to use when caring for Sikh patients. The handbook aims to help health workers understand the religious beliefs and practices of Sikhs that can affect health care.
Health Care Providers' Handbook on Hindu Patients A quick-reference tool for health workers to use when caring for Hindu patients. The handbook aims to help health workers understand the religious beliefs and practices of Hindus that can affect health care.
Community profiles for health care providers A series of 18 cultural profiles that aim to assist health care providers to better understand the health beliefs, pre-migration experiences, communication preferences and other aspects of their clients' culture.
Complaints about health or other services Do you have concerns about a government or non-government health service or are you unhappy with the way an issue has been handled? Do you think you have been treated unfairly or are you concerned about a decision or action of a health professional?
It is ok to complain, and there are organisations that are independent of the government that can help you, free of charge.