SCHN endorses Uluru Statement from the Heart

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) is proud to publicly endorse the Uluru Statement from the Heart. As a leading paediatric health entity, it is our duty and responsibility to drive change and reform in important areas of child health. The Uluru Statement from the Heart is a call for structural reform and a better future for Aboriginal people. 

SCHN’s Aboriginal Health Management Advisor Mick Scarcella said the Uluru Statement from the Heart was created from over 250 delegates from all over Australia. In 2017 they gathered on the lands of the Anangu people, where the First Nations Constitutional Convention was held, to identify amendments required for Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal People.

“SCHN holds a responsibility to support initiatives aiming to address the determinants of poor health outcomes experienced by Aboriginal Australians and views the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as a key challenge. As far as I am aware we are the first government Health entity in NSW to endorse the Uluru Statement from the Heart,” Mr Scarcella said. 

Moving forward, we as a Network will reflect on the important messages within this statement, consider the effect our practices will have on Aboriginal people, and include an Aboriginal Impact Assessment in all future policies.

You can read the Uluru Statement from the Heart here