We would like to acknowledge all the work undertaken by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff in hospitals who together provide care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia. In particular, we would like to acknowledge the work undertaken by Aboriginal staff, in many cases, the only Aboriginal staff member or part of a small team, in large organisational environments. These staff work tirelessly with members of their community many of whom have complex health needs.
We would also like to thank those hospitals who have been involved in the various projects that have led to this updated version of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Quality Improvement Framework and Toolkit for Hospital Staff (AQIFTHS). These projects include the inaugural national Improving the Culture of Hospitals Project and the Victorian project Improving Pathways to Hospital Care (IPHC). We are grateful to all their hard working staff who gave of their time, information and shared their resources to ensure that this framework and toolkit continues to be developed and improved so it is an effective resource for hospitals to improve their response to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
We wish to acknowledge and thank the authors and consultants involved in developing and producing this updated toolkit.
A/Prof Russell Renhard, Alwin Chong, John Willis, Gai Wilson and Angela Clarke
John Willis, Michelle Winters, Angela Clarke and Sonia Posenelli.
Michelle Winters and John Willis.
For further information about this framework and toolkit please contact:
St Vincent’s Hospital (Melbourne)
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0437 563 263
Renhard R, Chong A, Willis J, Wilson G and Clarke A (2014). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Quality Improvement Framework and Toolkit for Hospital Staff (AQIFTHS), St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.