Just a few blocks from my last stop and I’m stopping in with Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation.
Miwatj Health is an independent Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service providing culturally appropriate and comprehensive primary health care to over 6,000 remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents, spread across the East Arnhem region. Their 7 clinics are located in Nhulunbuy, Gapuwiyak (also known as Lake Evalla), Gunyaŋara (also known as Marŋarr or Ski Beach), Galiwin’ku, Ramingiṉiŋ, Yirrkala and Yurrwi (also known as Miliŋinbi/Milingimbi), and provide a walk-in service for all acute and preventive health care needs. In addition to these clinics, their outreach teams provide a regular visiting health service to a number of nearby communities including Birritjimi, Galupa, and Dhanaya.
Miwatj provides a range of health services including Emotional and Social Well-Being Services, NDIS Services, Mental Health Services, Public Health Services, and Nurse-Assisted Dialysis Services. They also facilitate an Indigenous Smoking Program as part of the national Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program called, Yaka Ngarali.
To find out more about the great work Miwatj is doing, find there website here: https://www.miwatj.com.au/