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Nunyara Aboriginal Health

Central Coast Local Health District’s Aboriginal Health Unit Nunyara supports the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living on the Central Coast.

Nunyara has strong links to the Aboriginal community and provides a number of services including specialised Aboriginal health services, advocacy and support.

The health services provided by Nunyara include:

  • Aboriginal Chronic Care
  • Aboriginal Hospital Liaison
  • Aboriginal Pregnancy, Child and Family Health

The work of Nunyara is guided by the  Aboriginal Health Services Plan, which is designed to realise a healthier Aboriginal community on the Central Coast.

PDF Document Aboriginal Health Services Plan 2013-2017 (1.8 MB)

Aboriginal Chronic Care

The Aboriginal Chronic Care 48 Hour Follow Up and Case Management Program aims to improve the health outcomes of Aboriginal patients diagnosed with a chronic disease. It does this by providing follow up within two working days of discharge from hospital, along with ongoing support if required.

The team includes a Manager of Chronic Care, Senior Chronic Care Nurse, Registered Nurse, Enrolled Nurse, and an Aboriginal Chronic Care Health Worker.

This team also offers patients clinical information and support, and a plain English explanation of health issues.

To contact the Aboriginal Chronic Care team, phone 02 4320 2698.

Aboriginal Hospital Liaison

Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officers provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and their families when in hospital. The Liaison Officers will visit patients to:

  • help them better understand the health system and hospital procedures
  • provide cultural and social support to them and their families
  • provide advice on other services in the community
  • talk to the doctors and nurses at the patient’s request.

To contact the Aboriginal Hospital Liaison at Wyong or Gosford Hospitals, phone 02 4320 2698.

Aboriginal Pregnancy, Child and Family Health

The Nunyara team includes a number of professionals who support Aboriginal families from pregnancy until school age.

Mothers and Babies

The Mothers and Babies Worker:

  • provides home visits and cultural support to mothers during pregnancy
  • helps to prepare mothers and families for the arrival of a new baby
  • provides ongoing support up to eight weeks after birth
  • organises appropriate referrals
  • works with families to achieve family goals and enhance parenting ability through modelling and linking with services
  • assists parents to access support groups if required.

To contact the Mothers and Babies Worker, phone 02 4320 2698.

This role also works closely with the Ngiyang Aboriginal pregnancy service.

Early Intervention

The Early Intervention Worker:

  • provides practical support to families with Aboriginal children aged from eight weeks to eight years old
  • works with families to achieve family goals and enhance parenting ability through modelling and linking with services
  • assists parents to access support groups if required
  • provides access to resources that enhance early numeracy and literacy skills
  • provides in-home support if required.

To contact the Early Intervention Worker, phone 02 4320 2698.

Contact us:

Nunyara Aboriginal Health
Open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
2 Ward Street, Gosford NSW 2250
Phone: 02 4320 2698
Fax: 02 4320 2695

 

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