Kids Aboriginal health

Aboriginal health

Providing care, welfare and assistance for Aboriginal patients and families across the network.

We provide culturally appropriate programs and services to ensure positive impact on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal children. 

We utilise Aboriginal people's skills, knowledge and experience to provide the best possible services. 

Our Network is achieving excellence in many areas of clinical care, research and education in Aboriginal health. Establishing changes in health outcomes in the paediatric environment is the best opportunity to influence lifelong health outcomes for individuals and communities.

Our services

Select a service to access referral and appointment information, clinic details, hospital support services, information for parents and carers, department contact details, and more. 

The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick

Key contacts


Aboriginal Health Unit

The Aboriginal Health Unit, located on level one of the hospital, provides information and support for Aboriginal families. It is a place where Aboriginal families can meet, have a cup of tea, share a meal or use the phones in a relaxed, culturally appropriate environment.

We can also help to link you with other support services that you may need.

Phone the Aboriginal Health Unit before coming to hospital and we can prepare for your arrival on (02) 7825 3630. 

Aboriginal Health Education Officer (AHEO)

The AHEO provides support to Aboriginal families who come to the Hospital. 

Phone the AHEO Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm on (02) 7825 2616 or by dialling 52616 from any hospital phone. You can ask a member of staff to page the AHEO for you.


Aboriginal Health Worker

An Aboriginal Health Worker is available to provide cultural support to patients and families who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

The Aboriginal Health Worker will be able to support and link families with local services in their local communities.

Phone the Aboriginal Health Worker on (02) 9382 1021, or ask your nurse or call.

Last updated Friday 26th April 2024