Services for Aboriginal families  

The Aboriginal hospital liaison or education officer plays an important role in the care and welfare of and advocacy for Aboriginal patients and families. 

The officer assists patients and families to access health and support services and to ensure a responsive and respectful patient journey

Aboriginal Health Unit and Health Education Officer, Westmead

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.

Contact 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. You can 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, Randwick

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.

If you wish to see the Aboriginal Health Worker, please ask your nurse or call (02) 9382 1021.

The Aboriginal Children’s Memorial Garden at Westmead

The Aboriginal Children’s Memorial Garden is located in the grassed area near the eucalypt trees within the Children’s Garden. It was designed by Aboriginal people as a place of cultural importance. 

The garden provides a peaceful place away from the hospital building that can be visited by children, families and hospital staff. Read more about our gardens.

Last updated Thursday 1st February 2024