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Reconciliation at Mercy Health

Mercy Health acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the land on which Mercy Health sites are located.

Some of the initiatives we support include:

  • culturally specific care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients at both Mercy Hospital for Women (MHW) and Werribee Mercy Hospital (WMH)
  • Mercy Health CEO Stephen Cornelissen has co-signed the Close the Gap Statement of Intent. This is a statement of our intent to help achieve equality in health status and life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other Australians by 2030
  • marking significant dates, including NAIDOC Week, Reconciliation Week and Sorry Day and involving local Aboriginal communities
  • consulting with the MHVL Aboriginal Health Reference Committee for advice on improving health services for the Aboriginal community
  • continued implementation of our Reconciliation Action Plan
  • an Aboriginal Employment Plan to help us increase employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at Mercy Health.

Additional resources

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Research

​Mercy Health promotes research throughout the organisation, supporting innovative projects and trials, across a range of areas including obstetrics, gynaecology, mental health, paediatrics, reproductive medicine, aged care, midwifery and palliative care.

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