Service Contact Details

21 Arnott Street, Horsham,  Vic,  3400

Tel: 03 5381 9041
 

Service Description/Overview

The Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer:

  • facilitates access and availability of appropriate health care services and preventative health programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  • ensures that the services received by individual Aboriginal patients presenting for treatment are appropriate to their needs;
  • ensures that individual Aboriginal patients are aware of alternate options available to them with regard to treatment and other health related matters;
  • serves as a resource person for clinical staff on Aboriginal health issues;
  • advises clinical staff on the special needs of Aboriginal patients;
  • promotes a holistic approach to health care that recognises environmental, economic and spiritual influences;
  • liaises with other health care professionals regarding patient care issues; and
  • ensures appropriate support services are in place for Aboriginal clients on their discharge from hospital.

Additional Information

9.00am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

The Warta-Tyerrang building is a dedicated space for the family and friends of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients to gather. It's a meeting space for families who are visiting loved ones in hospital.

The building will also be used to conduct classes targeted specifically at the needs of Indigenous Australians.

Fees

No Fees charged

Area Serviced

Wimmera Region

Eligibility

This service is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and their families.