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Closing the Gap is a commitment by all Australian governments to work together across all departments to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
There are six specific targets
We do this by providing access to specialist staff that can assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in our community to access health services.
We also offer services to community members to assist in the managment of their healthcare.
Our CCSS Care Coordinator works to improve chronic disease prevention and management for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’s by enabling better access to Allied Health Professionals and specialist services.
The CCSS Care Coordinator identifies barriers restricting access to services, provides information about the services available within the region, encourages and supports patients to access related health services as identified in their care plan, and assists patients to attend appointments and access recommended care.
Our CCSS Care Coordinator is Alex Rojas [email protected] or call 8731 6540
SWMML provide an Aboriginal Outreach Officer to assist local Aboriginal Australians to make better use of health care services, this can include
Our Aboriginal Outreach Officer is Darleen Christensen [email protected] or call 8731 6513