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Ngarra Jarra Aboriginal Health Program

Austin Health acknowledges the traditional owners of the land, the Wurundjeri people. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Ngarra Jarra translates as ‘Healing’ in Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri People.


Austin Health acknowledges the traditional owners of the land, the Wurundjeri people. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Austin Health is committed to improving the health and well being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People through ensuring equity in access to high quality, culturally sensitive health services.

At Austin Health we offer the Ngarra Jarra Aboriginal Health Program to provide culturally appropriate support for our Aboriginal patients and cultural advice and support to all staff.

Team Members:

Cath Bradley - Team Leader

Jacob Nelson - Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer

Contact our team at ngarra.jarra@austin.org.au or call 9496 5699

 


 The Ngarra Jarra Aboriginal Health Program can help with:

Cultural, social and emotional support

Advocacy for you and your family with health care teams

Ensuring you and your family have the appropriate information about services and medical care

Connecting you and your family to culturally appropriate community services


Accommodation Update - William T Onus Hostel

Great news

William T Onus have opened after extensive renovations.

They are already at full capacity.

Ring (03) 9036 4510 to get an up-to-date availability.

William T Onus Hostel | Aboriginal Hostels Limited

P: (03) 9036 4510 | 75 Westgarth St, Northcote VIC 3070 | www.ahl.gov.au | wtonus.hostel@ahl.gov.au

 

Hepatitis C

Did you know that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are almost 5 times as likely to get Hepatitis C compared to non-Aboriginal people?

Hepatitis C is a virus that damages your liver. Hepatitis C is transferred by blood-to-blood contact and is often spread by sharing drug injecting equipment. If you have ever injected or snorted drugs, you might have Hepatitis C.

A course of tablets can now be used to cure Hepatitis C, and is effective is more than 95% of people without major side-effects.

If you think you might have picked up Hep C, ask your doctor to arrange a blood test. If you have Hepatitis C, you can ask your doctor to refer you to a specialist to get treated.

The Austin Rapid Access to Hepatitis C Treatment Service runs clinics with Austin liver specialists at Banyule Community Health Service. You can get your doctor to refer you or call us yourself!

Please contact us at:

Hepatitis C Rapid Access to Treatment clinic
Ph: 0481 909 741 or 9496 6848
Fax: 9496 2732
Email: Livernurses@austin.org.au
You can find more information about Hepatitis C at:
http://www.ahmrc.org.au/programs/2016-04-15-00-08-17/hepatitis-c.html

 

Aboriginal Employment Strategy

Austin Health is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workplace that reflects our client base, and where all cultures are valued and respected.

As part of the Victorian Government's Karreeta Yirramboi (meaning grow tomorrow) initiative, Austin Health has developed an Aboriginal Employment Plan (AEP) and is striving to provide a wide variety of employment opportunities to Aboriginal people. (The term "Aboriginal" will be used to refer to both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people). Find out more about Aboriginal Employment at Austin Health.

 

Banner image is a section from Koori Flowers 3 by James Henry - http://www.jameshenryphotography.com.au/ - permission kindly granted.