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Project team 

The project team 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 Phase III and IV of the Improving the Culture of Hospitals Project (ICHP) and their hard working staff who gave of their time, information and shared their resources to ensure that this project has been a success.


We wish to acknowledge and thank the authors of the resources in this toolkit many of which are publically available. The Improving the Culture of Hospitals project team were:


The people behind the Improving the Culture of Hospitals project:

  • Project Leader: Adjunct Associate Professor Russell Renhard, La Trobe University
  • Project Manager:  John Willis, Australian Institute of Primary Care, La Trobe University
  • Project Team:  
    Alwin Chong, Research and Ethics Officer, Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia
    Angela Clarke, Deputy Director/Lecturer, Onemda, VicHealth Koori Health Unit, University of Melbourne
    Gai Wilson, Associate Professor (Honorary), University of Melbourne
    Monica Lawrence, Health SA, Government of South Australia


For further information about this toolkit please contact:
   John Willis
   Project Manager
   Improving the Culture of Hospitals Bridging Project
   St Vincent’s
   03 9288 3942


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