COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT - IMPORTANT
On behalf of the board and management, we would like to advise of the following actions in response to the Coronavirus.
Gunditjmara has now enacted its Pandemic Plan and has a dedicated committee set up to address and keep up with sudden developments and changes. We understand that this may cause some disruption however, the safety of our community and staff is our number one priority. Please understand that things are changing rapidly, therefore in the coming weeks this could also affect our service delivery. We will ensure that you are kept informed. We are taking all precautions to ensure our staff is protected so we are able to provide a reduced service safely.
All Gunditjmara groups/events/activities have been postponed effective immediately until further notice. These include the following:
Aboriginal Women’s Groups
Aboriginal Elders and Social Support Group
Elders Activity Shed
Gunditjmara scheduled events
Our Medical Centre is still operating as per normal and we have implemented extra screening procedures. At this stage, it is vital that we stay calm and support particularly our older people and those who experience chronic disease. It is very likely moving into the future that Gunditjmara when providing services may need to wear protective clothing, please don’t be alarmed as this could be normal practice considering current circumstances.
We are in uncharted waters at this time however we remain resolute and strong as an organisation and are receiving regular updates from the Commonwealth and the States Departments to ensure we protect our community.
Medical clinic – (03) 5564 3344
Kepler Street Office- (03) 5559 1234
CEO & Board of Directors
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Placing culture at the centre of the work we do, we believe in empowering the people we work with. Using a strength-based approach, our services aim to support our community in making positive, strong choices for the future.
With a strong commitment to providing quality care, a holistic approach to healing, tailored medical services and educational opportunities for Aboriginal people our health services aim to offer you a friendly, culturally safe
service for all our community.
Supporting people is something we take very seriously. Our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact in the lives of people. We offer support for you, people with special needs and Elders within the community.
We share a commitment to building a strong healthy community. We offer you holistic services that support healthy lifestyles, offering a variety of options and providing opportunities that support you as an Aboriginal person.
"To us, health is about so much more than simply not being sick. It is about getting a balance between the physical, mental, emotional, cultural and spiritual health. Health and healing are interwoven which means that one cannot be separated from the other".