Closing the Gap Day: indigenous health in spotlight at Peel Health Campus


Nidjalla Waangan Mia Kim Wilkinson, Pinjarra local Gloria Kearing, Director of Clinical Services Peel Health Campus Di Barr and Pinjarra local Tanya Herbert.
Nidjalla Waangan Mia Kim Wilkinson, Pinjarra local Gloria Kearing, Director of Clinical Services Peel Health Campus Di Barr and Pinjarra local Tanya Herbert.

INDIGENOUS health was in the spotlight at Peel Health Campus on Wednesday.

Hospital staff teamed up with the local Aboriginal health centre Nidjalla Waangan Mia to raise awareness for Closing the Gap Day by hosting a morning tea.

Peel Health Campus community engagement manager Kay Williams said bringing people together to remind them of the message behind the day was crucial to raising awareness.

“Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people can expect to live substantially shorter lives than other Australians,” Ms Williams said.

“Today is about coming together and supporting the campaign to close this health gap.”