East Grampians Health Service commissions an Aboriginal art project to reflect the organisation’s respect for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their culture and our commitment to improving their health outcomes.
East Grampians Health Service Chief Executive Mr Nick Bush said “ the health service is committed to building a culturally competent organisation that respects and acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their culture.”
Mr Bush said “We are in the process of making changes to how the urgent care centre looks and how it’s presented to the community. It is anticipated that the artwork will be a focal point in the Urgent Care Centre to create a culturally safe and welcoming place to the Aboriginal community.”
Mr Bush explained that the work of art will be accompanied by a plaque commemorating the artist and telling the story of the work. The theme of the work will be ‘community’ which reflects a core value of EGHS. The work will aim to be welcoming, calming and tranquil to warm the otherwise clinical space of the Urgent Care Centre.
The design will be need to be suitable and appropriate to be displayed on the walls of the urgent care centre, to be used for in promotional materials or media, raise awareness of Aboriginal programs and services at EGHS and suitable for online media materials relating to our Aboriginal programs.
Art in the Urgent Care Centre waiting room will be seen by a wide range of people from small children through to the elderly, those who are unwell and their carers. The work will add to the overall feeling of the waiting room. Often visitors to the urgent care centre are feeling very unwell and distressed.
The Art Project Brief is available from our website. For further details please contact Trudi Cameron, East Grampians Health Service, Ph.: 5352 9593 or email Trudi.Cameron@eghs.net.au
Expressions of interest close on the 13th June 2016