Poster - My Healthcare Rights by Northern Sydney Local Health District

The Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) Consumer and Patient experience Unit have partnered with the NSLHD Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Service to create a unique and culturally appropriate and tailored version of the Australian Charter of Health Care Rights (the Charter).

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Description

The NSLHD version of the Charter has been designed using artwork created by NSLHD’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff network group, Muru Dali Gili Gili (path to shine) and language adapted to make meaning of the Charter for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people in our community.

Story of the artwork

The Waraba (turtle) Artist: Peter Shine (Director NSLHD Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Service).

The Waraba was chosen as the logo of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Service (ATSIHS), Northern Sydney Local Health District because the Waraba represents Resilience, Wisdom and Longevity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the nation. The Waraba sends a message to mob to continue to learn and share the knowledge and wisdom of the oldest surviving cultures in the world.

The Waraba is the skin totem given to the artist and representative of the above story. This artwork has been used with Peter’s permission.

Permission for adaptations

If your health service is interested in creating an adaptation for your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, please contact the Commission at partneringwithconsumers@safetyandquality.gov.au

With permission other health services are welcome to use NSLHD’s version of the Charter to inspire your local adaptations. However, no part of the artwork in this document may be used, recreated or copied as it is specific to NSLHD Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Service.

Publication year
2022
Resource type
Fact sheet or brochure