​Aboriginal Health Unit

Hunter New England Local Health District have a dedicated workforce aimed to increase the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across our District to ensure that Aboriginal health is everyone’s business. HNE Health workforce encompasses Aboriginal Health Workers, clinical and program staff and management. Some of these staff are based within the Aboriginal Health Unit.

The Aboriginal Health Unit is committed to improving the health and well-being of Aboriginal people by ensuring that:

  • Appropriate community engagement takes place
  • The incidence of the issue raised, is significant in the population
  • The issue is important to Aboriginal people
  • There is potential for positive impact for intervention
  • An opportunity to build capacity is provided

The Aboriginal Health Unit works with all Health Services, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, Primary Health Networks and other key stakeholders from local, state and federal organisations.

Closing the Gap 

Closing the Gap is everyone’s business. Our District is standing by its strong commitment to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people and recognises the discrepancy between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal health outcomes. 

To find out about the services and programs in your area, please contact staff via the contact details below or email: HNELHD-AboriginalHealth@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

Local Aboriginal Health Teams

Hunter Valley, Lower Hunter & Mid North Coast Sectors (Maitland, Cessnock, Muswellbrook, Singleton, Taree, Forster and surrounds)
Cessnock Community Healthcare
19 Foster Street, Cessnock
Phone:  (02) 499 10354

Peel & Tablelands Sectors (Tamworth, Gunnedah, Armidale, Inverell and surrounds)
Inverell Community Health
Swanbrook Road Inverell
Phone:  (02) 672 19634

Mehi Sector (Moree, Narrabri, Toomelah, Boggabilla and surrounds)
Moree Aboriginal Health Unit
13 Frome Street Moree
Phone: (02) 6757 0307

Greater Newcastle Sector (Newcastle, Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie and surrounds)
Wallsend Health Campus, Walker Building
Longworth Avenue Wallsend
Phone:  (02) 492 46414

GNS Contacts:

District Wide Strategic Programs

Area Aboriginal Health
Wallsend Health Campus, Ground Floor Booth Building
Longworth Avenue, Wallsend
Phone: (02) 492 46070

Aboriginal Health Performance Improvement Program
Wallsend Health Campus, Ground Floor Booth Building
Longworth Avenue Wallsend
Phone: (02) 492 46329

Aboriginal Chronic Care
Wallsend Health Campus
4 Bean Street Wallsend
Phone: (02) 492 46645