Aboriginal Liaison Service

Our Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officers (AHLOs) support Aboriginal patients, families, community members and our staff.

We can support patients from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background by:

  • Being a link between the medical teams and the patient / families, during the admission.
  • Assisting upon discharge to ensure the patient / family are well supported and understands their future medical care.
  • Improving healthcare services and maintaining positive relationships within the Aboriginal community, other service providers and government departments.
  • Providing education to Staff to increase understanding and respect of the Aboriginal people; to ensure a culturally appropriate experience whilst in hospital.

We can provide the following services:

  • Face to face contact with patients
  • Social and emotional support
  • Engagement and Advocacy for patients and their family
  • Assistance with discharge planning and accessing resources
  • Assistance with enquiries from patients and families
  • Follow-up care including linkage to GP services and community health programs.

Aboriginal patients (or their families) can ask hospital staff to refer them to the AHLP, call (08) 6457 6355 to request a visit, or pop into the SCGH office conveniently located near the front entrance of E Block.

Last Updated: 20/06/2024