Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander First Nations Committee

Elevating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices within Bass Coast Health has been a long term aspiration for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community and Bass Coast Health.

In the spirit of self-determination, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander First Nations Committee determine community needs and interests, building trust, raising Indigenous priorities and informing culturally responsive healthcare.

At Bass Coast Health we value the diversity and strength of our people and communities. Bass Coast Health acknowledges the Bunurong People and the Traditional Custodians; their Elders past and present and the spirit of their ancestors, of the land on which we live, work and learn. We commit to reconciliation and engaging respectfully with all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our community.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander First Nations Committee is pictured below with Bass Coast Health’s Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer, Paul Patten.

Photo: (L-R) Aunty Bev Munro, Aunty Dr Doseena Fergie, Paul Patten (AHLO), Brian Stevens, Shani Blyth and Uncle Anthony Egan.

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Khiara Harrison, Safina and Letty-Brooke Stewart, Dr Doseena Fergie OAM, Patrice Mahoney OAM, Anthony Egan, Paul Patten (Closing Gap)