August 14, 2019
SWAMS HealthHUB – Building and Funding Petition Information
The City of Bunbury recently agreed to transfer ownership of Jaycee Park to SWAMS for the purpose of a South West Aboriginal HealthHUB Facility.
We now need to engage with the appropriate Government authorities by way of a petition to gain the funding to go ahead with the building.
The concept plans for this HealthHUB include clinical and research facilities, administrative offices, dedicated maternal and child health facility, community and wellbeing centre and outdoor Indigenous park.
In addition to our primary health care services, this facility will enable us to provide important services to our local community that we are currently unable to deliver due to space constraints. Services such as, mental health, alcohol and drug programs, social and emotional well-being and healthy lifestyle programs.
The SWAMS HealthHUB will have a community and well-being centre to create a space for cultural connections and healing. The HealthHUB will allow us to bring a wide variety of cultural, community and well-being services to our region. We have engaged in consultations with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) to ensure the new HealthHUB is using current Smart Space Technologies. We want to make sure the project has longevity and that our Hub will be innovative, and a place for the future.
By incorporating unique cultural themes into these endeavours and activities, we will empower and encourage positive social impact, self-determination and active participation for our local Noongar community. Our Aboriginal community controlled health services are an integral part of the Australian health system just as hospitals are.
Please help us by signing this petition. You can sign at any SWAMS Clinic, program or event. We will also be setting up temporary petition stations throughout the region.
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