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The Southern Queensland Centre of Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Primary Health Care, designed by Hames Sharley, has recently been completed.
As the brain child of Associate Professor Noel Hayman and his team, the centre will play an important role in providing mainstream health services to Indigenous Australians and provide a place for the community and healing. Originally established as the Inala Indigenous Health Service in 1995, Dr Hayman and his team provide a community based general practice service focused on improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, while increasing the participation rate accessing mainstream health services.
The facility was designed to complement its use as a place for the community and of healing, taking advantage of the surrounding natural environment and featuring artwork by local Indigenous artists.
Now fully operational, the Southern Queensland Centre of Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care is striving to make significant contributions to national Indigenous health reform through development of best practice models of care.
Source: Architecture & Design