Category: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Reaching out to cardiac patients on Country

Bringing the message about healthier hearts home – that’s the philosophy behind an innovative Bairnsdale Regional Health Service program to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Orbost region. With funding from Gippsland Primary Health Network, BRHS’ Aboriginal Health Unit and Allied Health teams

Maddocks Gardens cultural garden a showpiece for all to share

An Aboriginal cultural garden is the latest addition to Bairnsdale Regional Health Service’s Maddocks Gardens aged care facility – one where Aboriginal people and all residents and visitors can meet, chat and feel welcome. The garden, developed at a cost of $80,000, includes a specially-designed one-off yarning circle, picnic

BRHS Koori heart health approach on national stage

Members of Bairnsdale Regional Health Service’s Aboriginal Health Unit have demonstrated their innovative approach to Koori heart health at a national medical conference. Koori Hospital Liaison Officer Adrian Morgan and Care Coordinator Carolyn Alkemade represented the unit and BRHS at the 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Cardiovascular

Ashleigh takes the lead to help Close the Gap

Employing more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the health sector is a key to bringing true equality to health care. That’s the view of Ashleigh Munro, a Gunaikurnai woman with ties to the Kamilaroi and Dunghutti mobs through her father, who is the manager of Bairnsdale Regional

Adrian’s heart is in masters football

Adrian Morgan will play among the cream of Australia’s veteran footballers when he represents Vic Country at the AFL Masters National Carnival in Adelaide from this weekend. It’s a remarkable achievement given that he survived a near-fatal cardiac arrest at his workplace, Bairnsdale Regional Health Service, just 13 months