The skies remained clear momentarily for the raising of the Aboriginal flag at Westmead Hospital to celebrate National Close The Gap Day.
Aboriginal Health Services manager Belinda Cashman said Western Sydney Local Health District works hard to improve the lives of Aboriginal people in Western Sydney.
The flag raising was part of an event held at the hospital today which included a speech by the hospital’s general manager Brett Thompson and a dance performance by Mount Druitt dance group Gadibirrong.
“We continue to work closely with local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal agencies, creating and strengthening partnerships within our service to provide culturally appropriate healthcare,” Belinda said.
“We are extremely proud of our Aboriginal health workers and our Population Health teams and the work they’re doing for children and families in Western Sydney.”
For further information about Close The Gap, visit: https://closingthegap.pmc.gov.au/