Eurobodalla Health Service Community Representative Committee news for April

The Eurobodalla Health Service Community Representative Committee (EHSCRC) recently held their April meeting. A/General Manager Eurobodalla Health Service, Leanne Ovington, presented the most recent local health service performance report, highlighting patient care. The Health District consistently performs well in these reports. The Eurobodalla Health Expo will be hosted by the EHSCRC. The Expo will be held Saturday 6 October. We cordially invite groups in the Eurobodalla who provide health and well-being services in the community to be part of this expo. The committee welcomes all who attended last year, as well as new groups to be part of this event. Groups who have musical, dance or exercise displays are most welcome. The Expo is free to the community. For details, enquiries and how to be included email The Eurobodalla Health Service, in conjunction with South East Arts have developed a project that helps to make Aboriginal people feel more welcome and confident in accessing health care services. The Walawaani project aims to promote the traditional languages of the region. Local Aboriginal Artists were commissioned to create works featuring the word ‘Walawaani’ which means ‘hello and welcome’ in the Yuin Country – Dhurga language. The vision of the project is to make hospital/health spaces more inviting and less daunting for Aboriginal people, and instill pride in their arts and culture. It is hoped the project will also build stronger healthier and happier communities, supported by strong networks resources and opportunities for participation and learning. A forum was recently held with representatives from Community Consultation Committees across the Health District and executive representatives from the local health district attending. The forum was a chance to reflect on the role of the committees and discuss the effectiveness of community engagement. The committee Chair, Brad Rossiter, represented the Eurobodalla Health Service Community Representative Committee. The discussion also provided a chance for the representatives to discuss and evaluate the work of the committees. April is a busy month for health promotion, including World Health Day, Healthy HipsDay, World Parkinson's Day, Osteopathy Awareness Week, National Advanced CarePlanning Week and World Immunisation Week.

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