$91,000 FUNDING FOR SOUTH COAST ABORIGINAL MEDICAL SERVICE

THE HON KEN WYATT MP
MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS HEALTH

WARREN MUNDINE
CANDIDATE FOR GILMORE

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE

The Morrison Government is providing more than $91,000 to South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation (SCMSAC) to upgrade its patient information system.

SCMSAC provides health and health-related services to improve the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout the Shoalhaven region.

The funding will consolidate its old patient information system so that care teams can share information more easily. This will mean patients won’t have to give the same information to different people within the service.

This funding through the Morrison Government’s Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme will contribute to new systems to provide better patient care.

The project will have significant benefits in improving the accuracy and efficiency of data collection and management.

Liberal candidate for Gilmore, Warren Mundine said “I’ve been a longtime supporter and advocate for Aboriginal Medical Services not only as providers of health services but also in the creation of opportunities for training and jobs”

“Health and economic participation are critically connected and I’m very please the Morrison Government is supporting SMCSAC.”

Good health is a key enabler in supporting children to go to school, adults to lead productive working lives, and in building strong and resilient communities.

Ensuring high quality primary health care, delivered in a culturally competent way, is a key to improving the health and wellbeing of First Australians in regional communities.

Under the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme, the Morrison Government funds around 140 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services across Australia to provide culturally appropriate comprehensive primary health care services to First Australians.

The Morrison Government is committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities to develop practical, evidence-based policy and deliver programs that will make a real difference to the lives of First Australians.

It is part of our focus on closing the gap and supporting culturally appropriate primary health care and programs.

The Morrison Government is providing $4.1 billion to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over the next four years.