Aboriginal Services

Aboriginal Liaison Officer

Coming to a large hospital, especially from a rural or remote area, can be a difficult experience. We want to make sure your time with us is positive and culturally respectful. King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) has an Aboriginal Liaison Officer (ALO) available to provide support to you during your stay. Our ALO can assist by talking to staff, including doctors and midwives, on your behalf if you wish. They can also assist you in linking up with other services that might be able to help you when you are ready to go home.

Aboriginal Senior Health Promotion Officer

The role of the Aboriginal Senior Health Promotions Officer (ASHPO) includes:

  • Identify what resources are currently being used that are specific to Aboriginal women at KEMH and create culturally appropriate resources for Aboriginal women attending KEMH.
  • Liaising and supporting patients in KEMH and Agnes Walsh House.
  • Coordinating the Aboriginal Volunteers Program in partnership with Women and Infants Research Foundation.
  • Present at Women and Newborn Health Service inductions about the ASHPO role and cultural awareness talks.
  • Delivering activities for Aboriginal women at Ngalla Mia whilst providing a safe space for the women to interact with one another.
  • Liaising and collaborating with stakeholders within KEMH and external health agencies and consumers to identify and promote initiatives aimed at improving Aboriginal maternal and infant health and gynaecological concerns.
  • Plan events at KEMH to promote Aboriginal culture and significant culturally events.

More information

Contact us

Aboriginal Liaison Officer

Tel: (08) 6458 2777
Available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Aboriginal Senior Health Promotion Officer

Tel: (08) 6458 1123
Available Monday to Friday via the Women and Newborn Health Service Library)

Ngalla Mia and Moort Mandja Mia 

Ngalla Mia is a meeting place for Aboriginal women and is located on the lower ground floor of Agnes Walsh House at KEMH. Moort Mandja Mia is an outdoor family gathering place, located on Hensman Rd, designed to acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, the Noongar (Whadjuk) people and welcome women and their families to KEMH.