The Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, is delighted to announce funding for an Aboriginal Cultural and Family Wellbeing Centre to be located at the Coffs Harbour Health Campus.
“I am very pleased to announce that the State Government has allocated $524,615 for this project,” Mr Fraser said.
“The initial planning for the project will begin shortly with works to commence in the new financial year.
“The project will provide a quiet space away from treatment areas where patients, family and friends can sit together, in a comfortable and relaxing environment.
“The new centre will provide a culturally friendly space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, their families and friends. It will also offer a comfortable setting in which health practitioners can meet with Aboriginal patients and their families to agree, where appropriate on clinical decisions, treatment options and support arrangements,” Mr Fraser added.
“The space will also enable targeted health education programs to be delivered for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of the Mid North Coast,” Mr Fraser said.
The newly constructed facility will have a meeting/gathering room as well as individual interview rooms and beverage making facilities.
The project has support from Coffs Harbour and District Local Aboriginal Land Council, Galambila Aboriginal Health Service, MiiMi Aboriginal Corporation, the NSW Aboriginal Land Council Mid North Coast Region, North Coast Primary Health Network, Jagun Aged Care and Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-operative.