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 Local Health Network Reconciliation Action Plan has been developed to guide, support and hold us accountable as we uphold our values and make reconciliation a reality

Our second Innovate RAP builds 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, opportunities and governance.

Each theme contains clearly defined actions, responsibilities, and timelines for implementation, ensuring our actions are executed and we are held accountable.

The RAP sets out how we will develop and implement strategies to further:

  • embed culturally responsive, culturally accountable, and culturally safe practices and systems for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients
  • educate and empower all our non-Aboriginal workforce, to reflect on their cultural learning journey.

Our second Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2023-2025 was launched in May 2023.

Our first Reconciliation Action Plan 2020-2022 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.

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.

Community people

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 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 Kaurna people as 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.



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