Purpose and philosophy

Our health, our way
The SWAMS motto is ‘our health, our way’. This is something we will continue to pursue every day through the delivery of high quality, holistic and accessible health services to Aboriginal people of the South West.
We are an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, founded on the principles of self determination, empowerment and freedom of choice.

We recognise the right of everyone to enjoy the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.

Our values
Our organisation is built on solid foundations of good governance, holistic care, advocacy and stakeholder engagement.
Our cultural health service operates on the basis of the following values:
• Accountability and transparency;
• Professionalism;
• Care and support;
• Honesty, trust and respect.

At SWAMS we aim to:

• Ensure that the Aboriginal community have access to a holistic, culturally sensitive and relevant medical service;
• Provide services that support, care and educate;
• Assist in bridging the gap between cultural and mainstream services;
• Ensure that Aboriginal communities have a right to participate in decision making about their health.