Memorandum of Understanding between the Sydney West Area Health Service and the Aboriginal Medical Service Western Sydney
|Date: ||16 January 2008|
|Sub Category:||Memorandum of Understanding|
|State/Country:||New South Wales, Australia|
|Alternative Names:||MOU between the SWAHS and the AMS Western Sydney|
|Subject Matter:||Health and Community Services|
|Summary Information: |
|The Memorandum of Understanding between the Sydney West Area Health Service (SWAHS) and the Aboriginal Medical Service Western Sydney (AMS Western Sydney) was signed by Professor Steven Boyages, Chief Executive of the SWAHS, and Frank Vincent, CEO of the AMS Western Sydney (The Koori Mail 2008).
The MOU is designed to improve after-hours care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Western Sydney. It enables staff of Mt Druitt Hospital to obtain (through a 24-hour contact number) treatment and medical histories for AMS Western Sydney patients who go to the hospital's Emergency Department after-hours. It also provides that AMS Western Sydney staff will attend Mt Druitt Hospital for AMS Western Sydney patients who need urgent treatment.
The MOU also supports AMS Western Sydney in maintaining its health service accreditation, improves communication and referrals and formalises a longstanding partnership between the parties.