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  • 1. Our Vision To provide high quality, holistic and accessible services to the Nyoongar people of the South West Region of Western Australia. Our Mission Our mission is to provide Health Care Services to Aboriginal people in a way that reflects self-determination and advances their overall health status. Our Values •Accountability and transparency; •Professionalism; •Care and Support; •Honesty and Trust; and •Respect. Who are we?
  • 2. In the past year…
  • 3. Our region SWAMS CLIENTS BY LOCALITY Bunbury Area Busselton Area Collie Area Donnybrook Area Harvey Area Manjimup Area Waroona Area Out of Area
  • 4. Our locations • SWAMS Clinic- Currently based at the South West Health Campus • Social, Emotional & Wellbeing Team (SEWB)- based at the SWAMS administration building Wellington Street, Bunbury • Home and Community Care (HACC) Team- provide community care, support, transport to our HACC clients, based with at Admin in Bunbury • Manjimup Clinic- One GP clinic per fortnight, plans to trial weekly services due to demand • Collie Clinic- One GP clinic per fortnight, review of new due to strong existing GP services in the area. View to use room to provide Chronic Disease Clinics, managed by nursing and AHW professionals • Brunswick Clinic- One GP clinic per week, well accessed by local Aboriginal families. SWAMS has a 5 year plan, to purpose build a single building. This will accommodate all SWAMS services and administration staff
  • 5. Our clients
  • 6. Clinic Team Child and Maternal Health Team • Midwife services/ antenatal program • Women’s health services • Child health services • Immunisation services Chronic Disease Team • Chronic disease dedicated nurse • Diabetes educator • Contracted physiotherapy services • Aboriginal Health Workers and Practitioner • Case management model • Self-management focus • Outreach worker • Eye camera- retina imagery General Practitioner Services • 5 GPs – 4.0 FTE • Walk-in and booked appointments Aboriginal Health Worker/ Practitioner Services • Across all teams • Case management model • Flinders tool in use for care planning self-management
  • 7. Social, Emotional & Well-Being Team The SEWB team provides an holistic service to Aboriginal people of all ages impacted by the Stolen Generation and/or Family Violence. SEWB provides: • Counseling • Advocacy - e.g. Housing, Justice, DCP, Centrelink • Referral - e.g. medical, clinical psych, D&A services • Practical & emotional support
  • 8. “COW” Clinic On Wheels  Purpose built mobile clinic with fantastic facilities  Suitable for use with General Practice, Child & Maternal Health, Chronic Disease & Allied Health Clinics  SWAMS are currently undergoing a process of community consultation and need analysis to plan a schedule of services to be facilitated through the COW
  • 9. Where to next…? SWAMS plans for the next 12 months include: • Improve and expand our Mental Health and Aged Care services • Increase health promotion activities • Expand our Child Health Team • Increase and develop further partnerships in the South West • Possibly relocate Bunbury Clinic- larger premises • Achieve ISO 9001 Certification (early 2014) Thank you!