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Aboriginal women's health business unit
The Aboriginal women's health business unit (AWHBU) aims to provide support and assistance to Indigenous women and their families visiting the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne, Victoria.
The specific objectives of the AWHBU include:
- providing a comfortable space for Indigenous women and their families to relax in the hospital
- ensuring Indigenous women and their families understand medical terms and procedures relating to their health care
- liaising between Indigenous women, the hospital and relevant external agencies
- advocating where necessary on behalf of Indigenous women and their families
- providing support to Indigenous women with respect to their social, emotional, and cultural needs
- working with hospital staff to increase cultural awareness and sensitivity of health care services for Indigenous women
- raising the profile of and promoting issues to do with Indigenous women's health within the hospital and broader community.
The AWHBU also provides secondary consultation, training, and education to health professionals working with Indigenous women, and supports the Aboriginal women's health associates program at the Royal Women's Hospital through ongoing research, support, and review of the program.
Abstract adapted from the Royal Women's Hospital Victoria
Aboriginal Women's Health Business Unit
Royal Women's Hospital
Grattan St & Flemington Rd
Locked Bag 300
Parkville Vic 3052
Ph: (03) 8345 3047