Aboriginal Health at Eastern Health

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Eastern Health acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Owners of the land on which its services operate, and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. We also pay respect to the cultural authority of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from other areas of Australia who reside in our region. Eastern Health acknowledges the colonisation of Country and the continuing impact on all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Eastern Health is committed to Closing the Health Gap and reducing inequality in healthcare status and outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians. We are also committed to the empowerment of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community through employment, career progression, and encouraging the celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices in our organisation.



Strategic Plan 2023-2025 

A roadmap for our future together. 

Titled ‘Working Together Towards 2025,’ the plan includes a promise – ‘Healthier Together’ – ensuring we consider the incredible breadth of people that interact with our services each day.

We also describe how we are going to do this – through our ‘Values in Action’ – the behaviours that matter most.

And we list four Strategic Goals – from which stem our focus areas for the years ahead.

Our plan is not just about serving the growing and changing needs of our community.

But also about the care and development of our staff - the very essence of Eastern Health.

Thank you to the more-than 2,000 people who provided incredibly valuable feedback in the formulation of our plan – your insight is truly appreciated.


Reconciliation Action Plan

After several years of planning, consultation and development, we have launched our inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan. Many people in our health service and in our community have contributed to make this a commitment to the journey of reconciliation.


Aboriginal Health Cultural Safety Plan

Eastern Health is proud to announce the launch of our Aboriginal Cultural Safety Plan. The plan aims to improve Cultural Safety in our services, demonstrating our promise of being healthier together.

Thank you to everyone involved in the development and consultation process of this plan.

The Plan features artwork created for our Reconciliation Action Plan by proud Wurundjeri and Yorta-Yorta woman, Simone Thomson.