GV Health acknowledged the Traditional Custodians of the land on which its many sites are located. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and welcome all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to our health service.
GV Health’s Aboriginal Liaison Officers provide emotional, social and cultural support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and their families.
Aboriginal Liaison Officers can support you with:
- Advocating for your needs
- Attend appointments with you
- Liaise with community services and facilitate some referrals
- Help you understand and plan your hospital discharge with the medical treating team
- Help you navigate the hospital service
- Work across the health service to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients receive culturally safe care
Aboriginal Liaison Officers are located in the Minya Barmah Room. The Minya Barmah Room is a place where you can come for chat, a cuppa or just to sit. It is a friendly place where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome.
An Aboriginal Liaison Officer is available weekdays from 8:30am to 5pm. If you have any questions or would like to access this service, please ask a nursing staff member in your treatment unit or call (03) 5833 8658.
GV Health’s Mental Health Aboriginal Liaison Officer provides emotional, social and cultural support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and their families when they use the mental health services at GV Health.
The Mental Health Aboriginal Liaison Officer is located in the Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit, for more information or to speak to the Mental Health Aboriginal Liaison Officer, please call (03) 4804 4664.