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WUMAN NJINDE (welcome)

An Aboriginal is;

  • A person of Aboriginal descent,
  • who identifies as Aboriginal and
  • is accepted in the community in which he / she lives as being Aboriginal 

It is important for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients to be identified when accessing our services to ensureculturally appropriate

services can be provided for the improved health of Aboriginal people.

Aboriginal Health Summary

The health of Aboriginal Victorians remains at a standard unacceptably lower than the rest of the population

Aboriginal babies are twice as likely to be of low birth weight, or die before 28 days compared to non-Aboriginal babies

Aboriginal mothers are having babies at a younger age than the population average

Aboriginal youth are 2 to 3 times more likely to die from injury, accident and suicide than their non-Aboriginal peers

Aboriginal Elders have increased circulatory (heart) Respiratory (lung) and Renal (kidney) disease compared with non-Aboriginal people

The most common cause of death reported for Aboriginal people between 1996-2006

  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer
  • Respiratory Diseases including pneumonia
  • Renal Failure particularly when there is an underlying diabetic condition
  • Drug related Overdoses
  • Injuries from motor vehicle accidents 

Aboriginal culture and heritage:

  • The Kurnai / Gunai people were the first people living in the Gippsland region
  • Some Aboriginal people in Victorian and NSWs refer to themselves as Koori 
  • Koori is another word used meaning Aboriginal 

Latrobe Regional Hospital offers two Liaison Officers to assist the Aboriginal / Koori community members accessing services at the Hospital:

Address

  • Street: Street
  • Postcode: 3844
  • City: Traralgon
  • State: Vic
  • Country: Australia

Contact

  • Telephone: 0000 0000
  • Fax: 0000 0000
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We're seeking to purchase humidifier machines for our Critical Care Unit. These machines work with oxygen systems to help our patients to breathe easier. 

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Telephone: 03 5173 8000 - Fax: 03 5173 8444
Email: enquiries@lrh.com.au

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Emergency Department Telephone: 03 5173 8222
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Mental Health Service Telephone: 1300 363 322
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Address
10 Village Avenue, Traralgon West, Victoria, 3844
PO Box 424, Traralgon, Victoria,3844
ABN: 18 128 843 652

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Latrobe Regional Hospital is located on the traditional land of the Gunaikurnai people. We pay our respect to the land this organisation stands on today. We bestow the same courtesy to all other First Peoples, past and present, who now reside in this region.

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