Nhulundu Health Service
Nhulundu Wooribah Indigenous Health Organisation (Nhulundu Health Service) has a charter to provide an integrated, comprehensive primary care health service to the whole Gladstone Community from birth through to old age.
We strive to provide a supportive and culturally appropriate service in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can meet and feel at home.
The Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation is committed to providing a safe and friendly environment for our community where they can access up to date services and information as well as health education, to empower the community to make informed decisions regarding their health.
Nhulundu Health Service is continually growing and expanding in response to the needs of the community and aims to provide the best possible whole of community care to both Indigenous and non Indigenous clients. We are wheel chair accessible and confidentiality is regarded with the utmost importance. All clients are guaranteed that their visits are treated in the strictest confidence by all staff.
A brief history
From a pilot program to provide in-home help to aged people in the Indigenous community. Nhulundu Wooribah Indigenous Health Organisation Inc (Nhulundu Health Service) has grown to provide an integrated, comprehensive, primary health care service to the entire Gladstone community.
With two or three clients in its pilot aged care program, (the first in Central Queensland), offering a few hours of care each week, the service began.
Over the next few years the client base grew and a need was identified to address community health issues.
With solid grassroots support from a wide cross section of people in the Indigenous community, Nhulundu Wooribah Indigenous Health Organisation Inc was incorporated in 2000.
The service was run by parent body Gehgre, an incorporated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation set up to address community issues other than housing. Gehgre and Nhulundu Health Service operated together until 2007.
Nhulundu Health Service now employs more than 30 staff and manages a budget in excess of $3 million, a far cry from its humble beginnings.
Nhulundu Wooribah means ‘looking after the elders and bringing in the old people who belong to us’.
Nhulundu Health Service is located on the corner of Hixon and Manning Streets in Gladstone and operates a medical centre, aged care, healthy lifestyles and community support programs.
Operating hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm.
This practice is AGPAL accredited for quality assurance and ISO 9001:2008 Management Standards accredited.
“We acknowledge the traditional custodians/owners of the land on which we live and work.”