Good yarn from Rouse Hill locals on making new hospital’s services work best

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community members who live and work in the local Rouse Hill community will be invited to take part in discussions around how services will be delivered in the new Rouse Hill Hospital.

The hospital will be developed on a new site at the corner of Commercial Road and Windsor Road, Rouse Hill, following the New South Wales Government’s $300 million investment.

Preliminary information meetings about the Birang Daruganora project have taken place and there was a good yarn about healthcare experiences between attendees. The stories shared by Aunties, from their own and their communities’ experiences with hospitals and services, emphasise they would like the health care system to be culturally informed and to provide equitable access for all.

The group is hopeful about the future and interested in continuing to share their perspectives on how culturally specific care and support could be delivered.

Western Sydney Local Health District’s (WSLHD) chief executive Graeme Loy said

This was a great opportunity to come together and discuss how we ensure an integrated care model that is better than what they system currently offers”.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community members who live in the catchment or intend to access the new hospital are encouraged to participate. 

Additional Rouse Hill Hospital Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community engagement events will follow soon.