Mar 22 2019

An initiative to improve the heatlh of Aboriginal patients at the Goulburn Correctional Centre was undertaken today.

 

A team from the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network was involved with tailoring health assessments to meet the needs of patients.

 

The work supports the national Close the Gap campaign, which seeks to address the plight of some of the most marginalised people in Australia.

 

A spokesperson says the aim is to help them return to their communities, more healthy when released.

 

Apart from being assessed, patients received a long-term health care plan to improve their health and quality of life.

 

Health Information stalls allowed access to clinicians who advised on health risks and other concerns.

 

The initiative empowers Aboriginal people to take control of their health care.

 
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