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Date posted: 21 March 2017
Indigenous health was in the spotlight at Peel Health Campus, Mandurah, Western Australia (WA) last Wednesday 15 March 2017.
Hospital staff teamed up with local Aboriginal health centre Nidjalla Waangan Mia to raise awareness for Closing the Gap Day by hosting a morning tea.
Nidjalla Waangan Mia centre was established in 2010 to help meet the needs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Peel Region. Services include a Nurse led clinic, care coordination and supplementary services program and an outreach worker. The centre also offers podiatry clinics, diabetes education and visiting specialists.
Peel Health Campus Community Engagement Manager, Kay Williams, said bringing people together to remind them of the message behind the day was crucial to raising awareness.
'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can expect to live substantially shorter lives than other Australians,' Ms Williams said. 'Today is about coming together and supporting the campaign to close this health gap.'
Source: Mandurah Coastal Times and GP down south