Service Contact Details

21 Arnott Street, Horsham,  Vic,  3400

Tel: 03 5381 9041

Service Description/Overview

The Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer:

  • facilitates access and availability of appropriate health care services and preventative health programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  • ensures that the services received by individual Aboriginal patients presenting for treatment are appropriate to their needs;
  • ensures that individual Aboriginal patients are aware of alternate options available to them with regard to treatment and other health related matters;
  • serves as a resource person for clinical staff on Aboriginal health issues;
  • advises clinical staff on the special needs of Aboriginal patients;
  • promotes a holistic approach to health care that recognises environmental, economic and spiritual influences;
  • liaises with other health care professionals regarding patient care issues; and
  • ensures appropriate support services are in place for Aboriginal clients on their discharge from hospital.

Additional Information

8.00am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

The Warta-Tyerrang building is a dedicated space for the family and friends of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients to gather. It's a meeting space for families who are visiting loved ones in hospital.

The building will also be used to conduct classes targeted specifically at the needs of Aboriginal Australians.

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No Fees charged

Area Serviced

Wimmera Region


This service is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and their families.