Gippsland PHN acknowledges the past and present trauma and injustices that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have endured, and continue to endure, over the course of colonisation.
Gippsland PHN’s vision for reconciliation is to address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s rights to equity of access to culturally safe and inclusive primary health care in Gippsland.
In achieving this vision to strive for equitable health and wellbeing, we will be guided by the diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices. By walking together, we will develop a significant understanding of the protocols needed to ensure health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart is an invitation to the Australian peoples from First Nations Australians to “walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future”. Gippsland PHN accepts this invitation as we embark on our Reconciliation Action Plan.
We will work towards closing the health gap in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to enjoy long and healthy lives by: