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Celebrating Australia’s First Peoples During NAIDOC Week 2024

NAIDOC Week is time for all Australians to come together and celebrate the rich history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This annual event, offers an opportunity to recognise and honour the contributions of Australia’s First Peoples, who have cared for this land for over 65,000 years. At HHMP, we are committed to supporting and celebrating our Indigenous patients whenever we can.

A Commitment to Health and Well-being

HHMP is dedicated to being part of the solution when it comes to improving healthcare outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We understand that these communities often face unique health challenges and barriers to accessing care. To address this, we offer extra services designed to support our Indigenous patients in a culturally sensitive and inclusive manner.

We provide bulk billed health assessments for Indigenous patients. These assessments are comprehensive and tailored to address the specific health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals. These assessments remove the financial barriers that may exist and can for eligible patients allow us to refer them to subsidised services such as dietitian and psychology. We can also help Indigenous patients to register for government programs to help them access medication and other benefits.

Supporting Indigenous Students

HHMP doctors are proud to care for many Indigenous students who are boarding at St Joseph’s College (Joeys) as part of the school’s scholarship program. Being away from their families and communities can be challenging for these young people. The school team and the doctors strive to provide them with a supportive and caring environment. The doctors and nurses are committed to ensuring that these students receive the best possible healthcare while they are away from home. The doctors work closely with the school to monitor their health and well-being, providing regular check-ups and addressing any medical concerns promptly.

Encouraging Open Communication

Open communication is essential in providing the best possible care for patients and the community. HHMP encourages all our patients who identify as Indigenous to let our administration team know so this is marked in the file. By understanding your background and any specific health concerns, we can tailor our services to better support you and your family. This information helps us create a more inclusive and welcoming environment, allows access to government programs and ensures that your healthcare experience is respectful and personalised.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week Together

NAIDOC Week is a time to reflect on the resilience and strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is also an opportunity for all Australians to learn more about the rich cultural heritage and history of our First Peoples. Multiple doctors and staff at HHMP are currently undergoing extra cultural safety training to be better able to support out Indigenous patients.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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