Mercy Health is committed to closing the gap and improving health outcomes and experiences for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We strive to improve our engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations, and to improve the cultural competence of our staff.
Aboriginal Programs provides support and advocacy to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, women carrying an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander baby, and their families. We are available throughout all patient service areas at Mercy Hospital for Women and Werribee Mercy Hospital.
Aboriginal Programs support and advocacy at Mercy Hospital for Women
- Aboriginal hospital liaison officers – Mercy Hospital for Women
- Nangnak Baban Murrup Maternity Group Practice Clinic – Mercy Hospital for Women
- Nangnak Wan Myeek – Mercy Hospital for Women
Aboriginal Programs support and advocacy at Werribee Mercy Hospital
Mercy Health resources
Aboriginal Employment Plan
- Website: Aboriginal Employment Plan
Mercy Health is committed to the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples in our Health Services. Our Aboriginal Employment Plan is designed to increase participation, cultural understanding and a supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees.
- Website: Reconciliation plan
As a provider of a broad range of health services in Victoria and southern New South Wales, our focus is to respond to the current and emerging needs of the communities we serve.
Other places to get help
- Website: Reconciliation Australia
Learn more about how Reconciliation Australia promotes and facilitates respect, trust and positive relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Inc.
- Website: VACCHO
VACCHO is the peak Aboriginal health body representing 100% of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) in Victoria.
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
- Website: NACCHO
NACCHO is the national peak body representing the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) across the country on Aboriginal health and wellbeing issues.
Victorian Aboriginal Health Service
- Website: VAHS
As well as providing a variety of medical services, VAHS is committed to supporting the well-being of the community through contributions to community events and activities.
First 1000 days Australia
- Website: First 1000 Days
First 1000 Days Australia is a First Nations model aimed at strengthening all families so they can give their children the best start in life.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
- Website: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet‘s mission is to contribute to improving the health of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and assist in ‘closing the gap’ by facilitating the sharing and exchange of relevant, high-quality knowledge.
Aboriginal Health - Department of Health and Human Services
- Website: Aboriginal Health
Information and resources that are locally developed, culturally informed and empowers Aboriginal people to make the best choices about their health.
Aboriginal Mental Health - Department of Health and Human Services
- Website: Aboriginal Mental Health
Information and resources that are locally developed, culturally informed and empowers Aboriginal people to make the best choices about their mental health.
Last reviewed October 22, 2019.