Consumer Information

Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing

REDHS respectfully acknowledges that our organisation is on Dja Dja Wurrung Country, whose ancestors and their descendants are the Traditional Owners of this Country. We note that we also deliver services across neighbouring Taungurung Country and Yorta Yorta Nation.

We acknowledge these living cultures and their unique role in the life of this region.

We pay our respects to leaders and Elders past, present and emerging for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and the hopes of the Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung and Yorta Yorta Peoples.

We express our gratitude for the sharing of the land, our sorrow for the personal, spiritual and cultural costs of that sharing and our hope that we may walk forward together in harmony and in the spirit of healing.

Strengthening links to community and Country

REDHS has strengthened links to Dja Dja Wurrung culture through the development of an Indigenous Womin-dji-ka (Welcome) garden. The re-naming of our Aged Care facility to ‘Yalukang’ signifies our commitment to the health and wellbeing of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in our community.

Yalulkang originates from the Dja Dja Wurring language, meaning “From the Campaspe”.

Our staff undergo training to staff to ensure culturally sensitive health services are provided and that appropriate referrals are made in the community when needed.

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