Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Chronic Care Service

The St Vincent's Aboriginal Chronic Care Coordinator Service provides care coordination, health coaching, connecting care and cultural support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients with chronic and complex health issues.

The Chronic Care Coordinator (CCC) is dedicated to working specifically with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander in-patients living with chronic issues including cardiac disease, cancer, renal disease, diabetes and lung disease. Additionally, our CCC will work with patients with other complex conditions affecting their health including mental health, substance use and homelessness.

Our team will focus on each patient's individual circumstances and needs, exploring disease education, self-management and health education to help empower individuals and communities to take control of their health. 

We support our patients to establish partnerships with GP’s, Local Health District Teams and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations to ensure continuity of support and care for each individual patient post discharge.

To learn more or to refer, please contact Damien Davis Frank at email: damien.davisfrank@svha.org.au


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