Western Sydney Local Health District Multicultural Resource Hub

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) provides health services to some of the most culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) local government areas in New South Wales. To minimise health risks and enhance the quality of services and health outcomes for such a diverse population, Multicultural Health works with communities and health professionals to ensure that all services and programs within WSLHD are culturally appropriate and accessible to people from CALD communities.

Two Key Focus Areas of the service:

  1. Working with CALD communities to identify and effectively address priority health issues for specific ethnic groups: health literacy, understanding of health risks and issues, access to assessment, screening, services and programs focusing on chronic disease prevention and management.
  2. Working within the WSLHD to enhance the capacity of the health system to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse consumers and communities and to respond to policies and accountability requirements.

 

Multicultural Health teams include :

  • Multicultural Health Auburn/Westmead
  • Multicultural Health Blacktown/Mt Druitt
  • Statewide and Specialist Programs
  • Multicultural Access Project
  • Translation Service

Multicultural Health Workers are based in hospital and community health settings and include multicultural and language/community specific staff bilingual counsellors and maternity liaison officers.

  • Multicultural health workers provide education, information, and liaison when providing health care for CALD communities in WSLHD
  • WSLHD also offers health care interpreter services, mental health, and women’s health specific to CALD communities
Blacktown nurse

Video resources

Granville Booster Message in language
Pacific Islander COVID-19 vaccination outreach
WSLHD Outreach COVID Vaccination Gallipoli Mosque Auburn
Granville Vaccination centre parents message in language
Multicultural Health Community Leaders booster message in language
WSLHD Multicultural Health GP Booster FAQ

Links to resources

 

 

Contact Us:

Email: WSLHD-MulticulturalHealth@health.nsw.gov.au

Phone : (02) 9840 3877