Health Hub one step closer!

March 28, 2022

The Australian Labor Party has pledged $18.3m to the South West Aboriginal Medical Service Health Hub in Bunbury if it wins the Federal election.

The hub will provide a full range of ‘whole life care’ services to support the South West indigenous community, including primary and community health, maternal and child health care, aged care and disability services.

The proposed two-storey hub would have an emphasis on technology and research to record data on Aboriginal people across the country, helping to develop the medical knowledge for regional communities. A centre for clinical excellence in Aboriginal Health, a facility that is currently lacking in the South West region.

SWAMS Chief Executive Officer, Lesley Nelson, said it was a proud moment for the Aboriginal community and would transform how they receive medical help. ‘The Health Hub has been a dream for our Elders for many years’ she said. ‘They have worked hard and have passed on the torch to us to carry this dream on, the dream to have a permanent place for our medical centre to call home for the Noongar people right here on our doorstep’.

Labor’s Deputy President of the Senate, Sue Lines, announced the pledge and said it was an exciting move in supporting WA’s Aboriginal community.

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