Who we are
Purpose and philosophy
The South West Aboriginal Medical Service (SWAMS) is a Noongar Community Controlled Health Organisation, founded on the principles of self determination, empowerment and freedom of choice.
SWAMS recognises the right of everyone to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.
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 is to provide health care services to Aboriginal people in a way that reflects self-determination and advances our overall health status.
At SWAMS we aim to:
To ensure that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community have access to a holistic culturally sensitive and relevant medical service.
To provide services that offer support, care and education.
To assist in bridging the gap between cultural and mainstream services.
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.