Purpose and philosophy

The South West Aboriginal Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation (SWAMSAC) is a Noongar Community Controlled Health Organisation, founded on the principles of self determination, empowerment and freedom of choice.

SWAMSAC recognises the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health (International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights).

To achieve the highest attainable standard of health for and with Noongar People, SWAMSAC will pursue the delivery of best-practice and culturally appropriate holistic health services to the Indigenous population of the South West region of Western Australia.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide health care services to Aboriginal people in a way that reflects self-determination and advances our overall health status.

Our Values

Our cultural health service will operate on the basis of the following values:
• Accountability and transparency
• Professionalism
• Care and support
• Honesty, trust and respect.

At SWAMS we aim to:

To ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have a right to participate in decision making about the provision of Medical services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the community.