Westmead Aboriginal Liaison Officer
An Aboriginal Liaison Officer (ALO) provides advocacy, support and liaison within a hospital setting. They work in partnership with the patient and the multidisciplinary teams to achieve better health outcomes for Aboriginal people and communities. They also play a key role in aiding relationships between Aboriginal patients and other health professionals.
Other functions are:
• provide care and support
•provide assistance with accommodation and transport
•assist in referrals to required services
•link between community and services in the community
•take part in the discharge planning from hospital to meet the needs of the women and their families.
•liaise with interstate and rural services if needed to assist with transfer back to their community.
The ALO can be contacted as requested with staff at your appointment or alternatively through the switch board on 8890-5555 and ask to speak to the Aboriginal Liaison officer.