The Albury Wodonga Ethnic Community Council (AWECC) facilitated a meeting between community leaders from the Congolese and the Bhutanese Communities and Albury Wodonga Health Palliative Care with the support of Palliative Care Victoria.
This meeting was aimed at creating a two-way understanding of the palliative care services available to community members, and existing cultural and spiritual beliefs that impact on the communities’ engagement with and access to these services.
Local Registered Nurses who speak Swahili and Bhutanese language were engaged to support the sensitisation on the available palliative care services.
The project was highly successful with both teams agreeing to continue working together in addressing the needs of the community.
Photo (L-R) Rebekah Clutterbuck (AWH PC Manager), Alison Bowman (AWH PC Nurse Practitioner), Jackline Hislop (RN), Gisele Mulenda, Jacques Kafwa, Deo Masudi, Kamushonda wa Toga, and Celestin Itonda during a dialogue session for AWH and Congolese community leaders organised by AWECC.