AKG staff recognised at NAIDOC 2018 Perth Awards

Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer Daisy Sach-Jones and Boodjari Yorgas Aboriginal Health Officer Christine Parry with their NAIDOC 2018 Perth Awards medals.
Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer Daisy Sach-Jones and Boodjari Yorgas Aboriginal Health Officer Christine Parry with their NAIDOC 2018 Perth Awards medals.
June 22, 2018

The NAIDOC 2018 Perth Awards saw Armadale Kalamunda Group represented in two categories.

Congratulations to Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer Daisy Sach-Jones, who received Runner-Up Community Person of the Year award; and to the Boodjari Yorgas Midwifery Group Practice program, which received Runner-Up Program of the Year.

The NAIDOC Awards recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, organisations and businesses who have made a significant contribution to the community.

Daisy was nominated for advancing the health and social outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, through her work as a Nurse and Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer at AKG; Director and Secretary of Indigenous Healthcare Training Provider Marr Mooditj and Member of The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives.

The Boodjari Yorgas program provides holistic and culturally-secure maternity and postnatal care for Aboriginal mothers. The team is comprised of midwives, an Aboriginal Health Officer and grandmother liaisons who provide support in conjunction with the Armadale Hospital's maternity services.

Boodjari Yorgas Aboriginal Health Officer Christine Parry said receiving the award was acknowledgement of the work the team do to meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

“Receiving recognition from the NAIDOC Awards is really significant to us, as it acknowledges the importance of the form of healthcare we deliver, and the compassionate way that we deliver it. The NAIDOC theme this year – ‘because of her, we can’ – also resonates with the work that we do in supporting Aboriginal mothers-to-be and mothers through culturally-appropriate maternity and postnatal care.”