It’s been a hectic start to the year with Poche Alice Springs involved in the delivery of a new Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Program (ACAP) for NT Health personnel. The program is mandated for staff employed for more than three months and to date, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive with participant comments including. “Best Indigenous awareness program I have done” and “Definitely changed my attitude”
Cultural awareness and cultural safety education are forming an even more prominent part of activities this year, with requests for training coming from a range of services including Alice Springs Hospital Paediatrics Unit and Emergency Department.
Recently, the Central Australian Retrieval Team (CART) course co-ordinators worked with Poche Alice Springs to develop teaching resources aimed at understanding the issues affecting Aboriginal patients involved in emergency evacuations from remote communities.