Beaufort and Skipton Health Service acknowledges the Wadawurrung people, as the traditional custodians of the land and their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay our respects to them and their culture, and to elders both past and present.
Beaufort and Skipton Health Service is committed to supporting the cultural needs of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Beaufort and Skipton Health Service, in partnership with Grampians Health, provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who access care at our service.
The Aboriginal Health Team work with patients and their families, staff, volunteers, and local communities to provide culturally appropriate care for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
What is an Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer?
Aboriginal Liaison Officers assist multidisciplinary teams to provide health care for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander individuals and families.
Aboriginal Liaison Officers engage with patients, clients and visitors and assist in arranging, coordinating and providing culturally appropriate health care.
What do we do?
- Ensure hospital services are culturally appropriate, safe, welcoming and meet the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients
- Provide assistance with accessing information and referrals for community services and supports.
- Ensure Aboriginal people have access to all services
- Identify and address barriers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that may prevent them from using the Health Service
How to access this service?
If you would like to speak with an Aboriginal Liaison Officer about yours or a family member’s care, please ask your treating health professional, who can refer you.