Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) has demonstrated their commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Western NSW with the launch of its second Reconciliation Action Plan.
“Our District is so diverse in geography, communities and culture – our communities are unique in so many ways, and each has a strong sense of local identity,” Mr Spittal said.
“In 2017, Western NSW was the first Local Health District to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan, and we are proud to now launch our second Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2023-2025, which has been endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.
“This Plan is an opportunity to reflect on our approach to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the journey we are on, and the next steps we will take together to make substantial improvement in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.”
WNSWLHD Executive Director Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing, Tony Martin, said it is an important step in addressing the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the District.
“We recognise that our journey towards reconciliation is a long-term commitment and requires concerted and cohesive action. This new Reconciliation Action Plan is supported by an implementation plan, which includes a detailed breakdown of actions and milestones we will achieve in our two-year timeframe,” Mr Martin said.