The Royal Melbourne Hospital acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which the hospital site is located, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. 

We recognise the need to make strong connections with all of our patients and visitors from diverse backgrounds and are continually working to provide a safe and supportive environment.

What we do

Our Aboriginal Health service supports patients and families who are from ATSI backgrounds.

This service also helps patients and families find and access services and organisations that are based in the community. Our Aboriginal Service Development Worker is a hospital employee who works alongside other hospital staff to make certain patients and families receive the care and support that they need.

The Aboriginal Health service provides a range of services for patients and families from ATSI backgrounds:

  • making certain that all hospital services are culturally appropriate and meet the health needs of patients
  • making certain that the hospital provides the right mix of services and care
  • helping build good relationships between the hospital and the ATSI community
  • helping build good relationships with other organisations who provide health services
  • helping build good relationships with government departments.

No-one likes coming to hospital. To help you understand why sometimes you might need to visit us, watch this short film starring Jack Charles and Lisa Maza.

Who can use our services

This service is available to any patient of the hospital who is from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) background.

How to access this service

You do not need a referral letter from your doctor to access this service.


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In a medical emergency, call 000. If you are feeling unwell, see your local GP or go to your local hospital Emergency department for help.