Western Sydney Local Health District

Aboriginal Carers



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Aboriginal Liaison Officers

We understand the importance of carers for Aboriginal patient’s wellbeing and support. Aboriginal patients and carers have the option to access Aboriginal Liaison Officers. An Aboriginal Liaison Officer can provide you with support and information on navigating the health system and your health care. Often Aboriginal Liaison Officers can bridge clinical communication barriers and act as an advocate for patients and carers on health and Aboriginal culture issues.

Aboriginal Liaison Officers are available at Auburn, Westmead, Cumberland, Blacktown and Mount Druitt.

Hospital contacts

Westmead and Auburn Hospitals contact: Narelle Holden, phone (02) 8890 6699 or email [email protected]

Blacktown Hospital contacts: Yvonne Ta’o (Monday/Tuesday) and Elva Wright (Wednesday-Friday), email [email protected]

Mount Druitt Hospital contact: Trevor Bates, email [email protected]

Mental Health contacts

Blacktown Hospital contact: Avis Deguara, email [email protected]

Cumberland Hospital contact: Shai Grigg, email [email protected]

Aboriginal Family Room and Keeping Place (to be opened mid-2020)

Aboriginal families, visitors, carers and patients have access to the Aboriginal Family Room and Keeping Place, this is accessible 24 hours through a social worker or security.

The Aboriginal Family Room and Keeping Place is located opposite the Westmead Adults Emergency Department.

Please contact Narelle Holden via phone (02) 8890 6699 or email [email protected]

Aboriginal Health Unit

The Aboriginal Health Unit is based at Mount Druitt. For further information please visit the Aboriginal Health Unit or call 02 9881 1670.

Aboriginal Health carer resources

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