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Maroondah Hospital celebrates NAIDOC week

By July 6, 2010July 13th, 2010No Comments

NAIDOC Week is held across Australia during July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This afternoon I attended NAIDOC celebrations organised by Maroondah Hospital, which is part of of Eastern Health, a network of health services across the eastern region. Maroondah Hospital has worked closely with indigenous communities, including cultural awareness training for its staff, to ensure respect for indigenous patients.

The celebrations included entertainment provided by the One Fire Dance Troupe and an afternoon tea, which was catered by the Healesville Indigenous Arts Enterprise Cooperative. Maroondah Hospital is a major employer within Maroondah, as well as a significant hospital within the eastern region and it is encouraging to see the strong emphasis that is placed on respect for our Indigenous communities.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email: alex@alexmakin.com.au

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