Closing the Health Gap Award Winners

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Closing the Health Gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians is a key priority for Eastern Health. Our Aboriginal Health Team works tirelessly in this space, and in recognition of their commitment, were awarded the Aspire to Inspire (A2i) Closing the Health Gap accolade for 2020.

This Award recognises those who strive to provide culturally appropriate care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, families and staff. And it acknowledges the commitment to raising staff awareness, improving cultural awareness, and contributing to improving the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Aboriginal Health Team focus on the well being of the client as a whole, supporting them around food access, social connection and preventative healthcare.

They are respectful, kind and culturally aware in their interactions with community. They are deeply committed to ensuring clients receive the care they need, and advocate on their behalf.

In the pandemic, the team have shown innovation and a strong understanding of how the community engage best.
Congratulations to all.