New staff boost health services

Jakeb WaddellBroome Advertiser
Part of the Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service team during Mental Health Week earlier this year.
Camera IconPart of the Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service team during Mental Health Week earlier this year. Credit: Broome Advertiser, Carly Laden

Pregnant women and elderly locals are among those set to benefit from a major boost to health services in Broome.

Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service will bolster its patient outreach program by appointing three additional Aboriginal health workers this month.

The positions will allow the not-for-profit organisation to reach up to 200 more people across Broome.

BRAMS health operations manager Judith Borg said the three new staff would benefit patients who found it difficult to attend the Broome-based clinic.

“We can treat acute illness in a timely manner, provide follow-up care for those who have been hospitalised, and deliver targeted mobile healthcare clinics with GPs and other health professionals,” she said.

“Outreach services also encourage a greater engagement in an individual’s health, and enable Aboriginal Health Workers to better understand a patient’s social and emotional wellbeing.

“This is an exciting and important expansion in the way we deliver healthcare to the local community.”

BRAMS delivers up to 40,000 service activities from GPs, nurses, psychologists and counsellors to Broome each year.

Please note an article in the Broome Advertiser today incorrectly stated BRAMS service the Bidyadanga and Beagle Bay communities.

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