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19. Workforce planning No reference is made in the WMHHS Annual Report 2014 – 2015 . Score = 0/1. 20. Awards, recognition, etc. Among the awards, achievements and scholarships recognised on pp. 37-39 of the WMHHS Annual Report 2014 – 2015 , there are no Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander recipients identified. Score = 0/1. 21. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan A Memorandum of Understanding has been implemented between the WMHHS and Kambu Health establishing the Numbulli Yalwa ( All Together Talking ) project (WMHHS Annual Report 2014 – 2015 . pp 32-33.) The Numbulli Yalwa Project aims to achieve the following: Establish a strong partnership with West Moreton [HHS] and Kambu Health to share medical information to assist in the treatment and management of patients. Establish Indigenous Patient Navigator (iPN) role that will offer assistance to patients with a number of health conditions. Inform and improve planning and coordination of health services for the community and contribute to better long-term health for patients. Improve the co-ordination of patient care in order to keep patients well for longer. This is particularly important for the care of patients with a number of health conditions. (WMHHS and Kambu Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Health, no date. Numbulli Yalwa ( All Together Talking ) Program, WMHHS Ipswich Hospital Campus). Hailed as a first within the Queensland public health system 406 , the Patient Navigator currently provides culturally-appropriate care within the healthcare system for up to 40 patients with complex needs. A data- sharing system has been established, based on a shared consent form, that allows each of the services to access relevant clinical information for a shared patient (WMHHS Annual Report 2014 – 2015 . p. 33). While involving a Memorandum of Understanding, this endeavour, laudable as it is, is described as a project rather than a health plan. The WMHHS Strategic Plan 2015-19 (p. 4) also mentions that a partnership protocol is in place between the WMHHS and Kambu Health. However, given: 1) the failure of the WMHHS to include Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health Outcomes among its strategic priorities in the WMHHS Strategic Plan 2015-2019 (see Note 5), 2) failure to include in the WMHHS Annual Report 2014-2015 data on: Closing the Gap KPIs for DAMA and PPH (see Notes 27 and 28) as well as other KPIs listed in the QHMT (Note 23); Cultural Competency Training for the non-Indigenous workforce (Notes 23-25); and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in the WMHHS workforce (Notes 31-34), 3) the absence of a dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community consultative body within the consumer and community engagement framework (see Note 7), 4) almost total absence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health/Closing the Gap as an agenda item for the 23 WMHHB meetings conducted during 2014 and 2015. 407 suggests that a WMHHS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan is needed to complement the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service: Health Service Plan 2013-26/27.

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