Aboriginal Health Unit

Aboriginal Health is part of the organisational structure of the Chief of Staff Stream of the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW LHD) and has a responsibility to work within the strategic plans and directions, policy and guidelines of the organisation, inclusive of the strategic directions of the Ministry of Health – Aboriginal Health Branch.

Aboriginal Health is responsible for ensuring the delivery of culturally appropriate medical services and health education/ promotion programs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people throughout the Northern NSW Local Health District area. Aboriginal Health facilitates and where appropriate co-ordinates the activities of Aboriginal Health staff in each of the two Health Service Groups (HSG); the Richmond Clarence HSG and Tweed Byron HSG.

Aboriginal Health provides Aboriginal Health staff in those HSG with professional development and cultural support. Non-Aboriginal Health staff are supported by Aboriginal Health through the delivery of Cultural Awareness – Respecting the Difference Training.

Aboriginal Health delivers of a variety of health promotion activities and health education as well as supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with identification and management of chronic diseases. Included within Aboriginal Health is the Aboriginal Family Health Program that has strategies that focus on responding to family violence in Aboriginal Communities throughout NNSW LHD. Aboriginal Health also partners with Government and Non-Government organisations to support the delivery of culturally effective health, social and emotional well-being programs.

Manager Aboriginal Health
NNSWLHD

Jennifer Smith

Population Health Building
31 Uralba St
Lismore NSW 2480

Postal address:
Aboriginal Health
PO Box 498
Lismore NSW 2480
02 6620 7991 02 6622 2151

Strategic Development and Performance Coordinator

Lyndal Smith

Position covers NNSW LHD area. Based at Bugalwena Aboriginal Health Service
Cooloon Pl, Tweed Community Health Centre
Florence Street, Tweed Heads NSW 2485

Postal Address:
Bugalwena Aboriginal Health Service
PO Box 904
Tweed Heads NSW 2485
07 5506 7767 07 5506 7855

Clinical Nurse Consultant
– Chronic Care

Rebecca Davey

Tweed Byron/Richmond Health Service Groups
Population Health Building
31 Uralba St
Lismore NSW 2480

Postal Address:
Aboriginal Health
PO Box 498
Lismore NSW 2480
02 6620 2224 02 6622 2151

Senior Aboriginal Health
Education Officer

Tomasina Sussyer

Bugalwena Aboriginal Health Service
Tweed Byron Health Service Group
Cooloon Pl, Tweed Community Health Centre
Florence Street, Tweed Heads NSW 2485

Postal Address:
Bugalwena Aboriginal Health Service
PO Box 904
Tweed Heads NSW 2485
07 5506 7597 07 5506 7855

Aboriginal Family
Health Coordinator

Dallas Waters

Position covers the NNSW LHD area. Based at Maclean Community Health.

21 Union Street
Maclean NSW 2463
02 6640 0123 02 6645 4842

Senior Aboriginal Health Education Officer - Grafton

Carl Daley

Aboriginal Health – Grafton
Arthur Street
Grafton NSW 2460

Postal Address:
PO Box 368
Grafton NSW 2460

02 6640 2402 02 6640 2422

Senior Aboriginal Family Education Officer - Richmond

Teena Binge

31 Uralba St
Lismore NSW 2480

Postal address:
Aboriginal Health
PO Box 498
Lismore NSW 2480
02 6620 7558 02 6622 2151