AH&MRC make a trip to Tharawal
November 3rd, 2020
On Thursday 29th of October AH&MRC visited Tharawal Aboriginal Medical Service. The visit was planned so that Sector Support and the Public Health and Intelligence unit could share the projects they’ve been working on and brainstorm how AH&MRC can support Tharawal with their programs and initiatives.
CEO Darryl Wright took time out of his busy day to take the AH&MRC team on a tour of the service. He showed the AH&MRC Team the Fruit and Veg Shed (Pictured below) where they run the ‘Good Tucker All Round Program’. This Fruit and Vegetable Delivery Program delivers boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living on the Dharawal land in the Campbelltown Local Government Area. The program targets people who have or at risk of having a chronic disease including cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Darryl introduced the team at Tharawal and showed AH&MRC around the Medical Centre, Treatment Rooms and Koori Garden, explaining all the healthy lifestyle programs that Tharawal have to offer.
The team witnessed a special moment when Darryl presented a beautiful piece to a very hard-working staff member of the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health. The staff member had worked on the Poche bus all day making dentures for Tharawal community members.
The AH&MRC team were impressed with the extensive services offered to Tharawal Community members in medical, social and emotional wellbeing, lifestyle and family support. It was a trip that we will never forget.
Marina Wise, AH&MRC Public Health and Intelligence Unit