The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Unit acknowledges and pays respect to the Aboriginal Traditional Owners and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, people, consumers, and staff, past, present and future, on whose land we provide health services.
What does the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Unit do?
We ensure the development and delivery of culturally appropriate services and models of health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and families by providing support, advice and direction to Queensland Health staff of the Mackay Hospital and Health Service.
How can the Hospital Liaison Service assist you?
This service is for people who identify as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin and Australian South Sea Islander people.
We provide culturally appropriate, non-clinical support to inpatients and their families during their hospital stay at the Mackay Base, Sarina, Proserpine and Bowen Hospitals.
Our hospital transport service
We offer limited transports to and from the Mackay Base Hospital to your home. We have a duty of care and are unable to transport patients that discharge against medical advice or fail to attend their hospital appointment. Transport hours are Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm
Community Generalist Health Service
Our Community Generalist Health Team consists of a male and female health worker that are able to provide assistance.
All referrals to be sent via email to: email@example.com
Manager Health Programs (Women’s Health)
Phone (07) 4968 3764 Mobile 0419 732 296
Senior Health Worker Programs (Men’s Health)
Phone (07) 4885 6021 Mobile 0428 200 165
Maternal and Infant Health Service
Our maternal and infant health service provides support for pregnant women and their families up to 6 weeks post-birth.
Advanced Health Worker Maternal and Infant Health
Mobile 0439 873 939
Mackay Community Health
We have Indigenous Health workers across various areas of Mackay Community Health: including Home and Community Health, Mental Health Services, Sexual Health Services and Child, Youth and Family Health Services.
Deadly Choices Program
Deadly Choices is a program which informs participants about staying strong and healthy, maintaining healthy lifestyles and making positive lifestyle choices.
The program nurtures leadership and encourages participants to become positive mentors and role models in their community.
Coordinator Youth and Young People’s Program
Phone (07) 4885 6022
Mobile 0409 569 810
Working towards Closing the Gap
The Mackay HHS Closing the Gap Forum was held on Tuesday 29 June, 2021 and focused on highlighting the complexities of early childhood development for First Nations children.
With the help of our sponsors we were successfully able to host this event for members of our local communities across the Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac regions with more than 120 people attending.
While some progress has been made towards closing the gap, the Forum created greater awareness of the challenges faced by First Nations people in our local communities and highlighted the work still needed to close the gap.
Information about the success and outcomes of the Forum are included in our Close Out Report available for reading here.