Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
- Vaccine information
- Planning a visit
- Visitor restrictions
- Screening measures
- Your hospital visit or stay
- Advice for pregnant women
- COVID and feeding your baby
- Translated resources
- Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
- Support for people with lived experience of disability
- Tips to reduce your risk
The Women’s acknowledges the strength and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – the first peoples and custodians of the land, rivers and sea. We recognise the fundamental significance of cultural traditions, beliefs and connection to Country, family and community for health and wellbeing.
The Women’s is taking all advised precautions regarding COVID-19 while providing the highest level of culturally safe care.
Our Badjurr-Bulok Wilam service is available to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and families accessing hospital services. Please email or call 03 8345 3047 Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, to chat with a member of our team about how they can best support you.
Our Baggarrook midwives continue to provide the highest standard of maternity care during pregnancy, labour and birth.
We know the presence of family is very important to feeling safe in the hospital. However at this time, we must reduce the number of people coming into the hospital to help protect our patients and community.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients may request an exemption to our visitor policy in some circumstances.
You can find advice about protecting yourself, your community and Elders on the Australian Government Department of Health website and also the Victorian Department of Health website.