Uncle Ted Williams shared an an inspirational ‘Welcome to Country’ and an educational cultural awareness session on Yugambeh/Yuggera Country during a meeting held by the Logan Hospital Expansion project team, local elders and traditional owners recently.
Held to share updates on the expansion program, the meeting was also attended by Metro South Health Board Chair Janine Walker, members of Metro South Health's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health team, and the project's managing contractor John Holland.
Uncle Ted Williams is a community elder, academic, lecturer and teacher who has dedicated his life to the education sector and combining his experiential skills, knowledge of Indigenous issues and his Yugambeh culture and heritage to advance our nation’s Reconciliation journey.
Attendees left the event more aware and more informed of our responsibilities in ensuring our services are culturally and clinically responsive and appropriate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and families.
The Logan Hospital Expansion team holds regular meetings with local stakeholders to ensure the community is part of the hospital's expansion journey.