Fitzroy Valley Health and Wellbeing Project takes major step towards community controlled health service
The Fitzroy Valley Health and Wellbeing Project Working Group has taken the next step in its mission to establish a community controlled health service with the recent incorporation of Barrala Health Service Aboriginal Corporation.
The aim of the Fitzroy Valley Health and Wellbeing Project, established in 2021, is to establish a dedicated Aboriginal community controlled health service to deliver comprehensive primary healthcare services in Fitzroy Crossing.
With the the entity now incorporated, Barrala has begun work on a detailed business plan for the establishment of the health service which will include staffing, service design, specialist services, infrastructure and capital works.
The service’s design will be tailored to meet the specific needs of the Fitzroy Crossing community.
Barrala will partner with stakeholders including the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services, the Aboriginal Health Council of WA, the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, the WA Country Health Service and the WA and Commonwealth Governments.
In line with the requirements of its newly incorporated status, Barrala Health Service Aboriginal Corporation will hold its inaugural general meeting on November 21 in Fitzroy Crossing.
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