In June 2024, Northern Health launched its second Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The RAP serves as a strategic framework to promote reconciliation by fostering relationships, respect and opportunities between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community.

After over two years consultation with the Aboriginal community, the RAP enables Northern Health to deepen our commitment to reconciliation, allowing for the continuous strategies through practical actions informed by community feedback and our experiences.
Northern Health strives to offer a culturally safe environment in all our facilities by embracing the new Narrun Wilip-giin Culture Gathering Space, commissioning new artwork and installing Acknowledgment Plaques across all of our campuses.

Priorities for the new RAP include strengthening relationships with Aboriginal organisations and community, building upon the respect we intend to practice each and every day to Aboriginal people, facilitate opportunities for our Aboriginal workforce, cultural safety and tailored services to help close the gap with our Aboriginal patients.

Click here to read our Reconciliation Action Plan 2024-26