Aboriginal Liaison Service

The dedicated team of Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officers provide a service to Sir Charles Gairdner and Osborne Park Hospitals. 

Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officers are located in the hospital setting and provide a range of services based on the support needs required for Aboriginal in-patients and their families. Providing culturally appropriate care and support through the patients journey whilst in hospital.

The service aims to:

  • improve in-patient comfort and wellbeing
  • provide better communication between hospital staff and patient
  • inform patients of resources and benefits available
  • advocate on behalf of the patient
  • linkage to GP services and community health programs.

This service has been designed specifically for Aboriginal patients and their families to provide assistance in:

  • Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officers contact at hospital admission
  • Social and cultural support to Aboriginal in-patients and families
  • Advocacy and interpreter support
  • Discharge planning support, including referring of patients to appropriate health care.
Last Updated: 19/09/2019