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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Service

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Health Liaison Service

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Service acts as a cultural link between our health professionals and identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and their families.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Liaison Officers can assist in breaking down any perceived barriers of communication so that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and/or their families have a better understanding of their hospitalisation and treatment.

Liaison staff provide the following services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders:

The Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service has two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Co-ordinators, six Health Workers, four Liaison Officers, one Cultural Practice Program Co-ordinator and one Clinical Nurse.

Clinics and programs

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Patient experience survey

If you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and recently used our health services, please complete our quick survey so we can improve our services in the future.

Alternatively you can print the patient experience survey and mail it to the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service.

Acknowledgement

The Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service acknowledges and pays respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders past and present, people, consumers and staff, on whose land we provide health services.

Contact

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Team
Sunshine Coast: (07) 5450 4750
Gympie: (07) 5489 8444

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Hospital Liaison
Nambour General Hospital: 
Women's business  (07) 5470 6318
Men's business (07) 5470 5316

Gympie Hospital (07) 5489 8452
Caloundra and Maleny (07) 5436 8720

Cultural Healing Team
Sunshine Coast: (07) 5450 4700
Mobile: 0414 671 534 or 0419 028 308

Child Health Team
Sunshine Coast: (07) 5450 4750

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program Manager
Sunshine Coast: (07) 5313 4275

Cultural Practice Team
Sunshine Coast: (07) 5470 5937 / 07 5479 9641


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Last Updated: 10 December 2014
Last Reviewed: 10 December 2014