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‘St Vincent’s Hospital acknowledges the local Aboriginal people of the land on which it’s many sites are located. St Vincent’s acknowledges Aboriginal people as the Traditional Owners/Custodians of the land. We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities.’
From: SVHA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Protocol (Nov 2020 v3)
The NAIDOC 2021 theme – Heal Country! – calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.
Country that is more than a place and inherent to our identity.
Country that we speak about like a person, sustaining our lives in every aspect - spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially, and culturally.
NAIDOC 2021 invites the nation to embrace First Nations’ cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia's national heritage and equally respect the culture and values of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders as they do the cultures and values of all Australians.
From NAIDOC website https://www.naidoc.org.au/news/2021-naidoc-week-theme-announced-heal-country
Through the provision of care, advocacy and research, St Vincent's Hospital Australia seeks to change the structures and systems that lead to some people experiencing poorer health outcomes than others as a consequence of poverty, marginalisation or vulnerability.
St Vincent's focus is on addressing the health care needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people experiencing chronic homelessness and people living in the community seeking asylum.
St Vincent's efforts in regard to each of these communities are directed through:
St Vincent's Health Australia, Inclusive Health Program has produced The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Protocol
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