Reconciliation is about strengthening existing connections and establishing new relationships built on mutual understanding, trust and respect with the Aboriginal community of South Australia.
The Central Adelaide LHN (CALHN) Reconciliation Action Plan has been developed to guide, support and hold us accountable as we uphold our values and make reconciliation a reality.
Building on our strategic directions and aspirations to be a centre for excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing, the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) provides actions that are themed around relationships, respect and opportunities.
Each theme contains clearly defined actions, responsibilities, and timelines for implementation, ensuring our actions are executed and we are held accountable.
Whether through additional reconciliation events, training our workforce in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and protocols, or increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment opportunities, the RAP will play an important part in ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples share the same rights, respect and access to opportunities and benefits as other South Australians.
We are confident that our RAP will help us to foster new relationships, strengthen existing partnerships with all of our stakeholders and ensure tangible actions are taken to support better economic, social, health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We are proud to present this RAP and reaffirm our deep commitment to reconciliation and supporting Australia’s First Peoples to achieve self-determination.
The Reconciliation Action Plan was launched in July 2020.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan artwork
Designed by accomplished Aboriginal South Australian artist Allan Sumner, a descendant of the Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna and Yankunytjatjara people, the RAP artwork was created to demonstrate and represent Central Adelaide LHN’s important role in improving the health and wellbeing of South Australians by delivering world-class integrated healthcare and hospital services.
The circle in the middle of the artwork represents the ‘Wardli Purrutinthi’ – place to live or to be alive – and represents Central Adelaide LHN being central to connecting the hospitals, community health services and clinical services together
The U shaped symbols on the outside of the artwork represent the many community people who utilise our services. The main circle in the middle representing Central Adelaide LHN is also surrounded by these U shaped symbols representing staff, health professionals and community people.
Central Adelaide LHN
The circle in the middle of the artwork represents the Central Adelaide Local Health Network. The U shaped symbols around it represent our staff.
The purple circle represents one of the five hospitals which include the Royal Adelaide Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre, St Margaret’s Hospital and Glenside Health Services.
The U shaped symbols on the outside of the artwork represent the many community people who utilise Central Adelaide LHN’s services.
Connective lines between community health services and clinical health services
These services are all connected between the journey lines.
Central Adelaide’s five hospitals
Central Adelaide LHN brings together five hospitals including the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) as a major quaternary facility, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) as a general hospital, and our rehabilitation hospitals Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre (HRC) and St Margaret’s Hospital (SMH) and Glenside Health Services for acute and community mental health rehabilitation.
Community health services
There are community health services including SA Dental Service, SA Cancer Service, SA Prison Health and DonateLife SA.
Statewide Clinical Support Services
Three other clinical services include BreastScreen SA, SA Pathology, SA Medical Imaging and SA Pharmacy.
Central Adelaide LHN acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands on which its sites are located. We respect their spiritual relationship with their country and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to living Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today.