Michelle Sultan and Caroline Randles attended the launch of the North Metropolitan Health Service’s Standing Strong Resources for Aboriginal patients going through amputation. 

The new resources, developed to address a gap in culturally appropriate education resources for Aboriginal people having an amputation, were the brain child of Sylvie Maiorana, OPH Senior Occupational Therapist and have been illustrated and produced by artist Peter Ryan from TailArt. The video was narrated by Charlie Kickett in an easy to understand and casual dialogue depicting the experiences of Warren Yorkshire and other aboriginal amputees.

Aboriginal specific resources help to assist health literacy for Aboriginal patients and are a great way to engage health staff and the community. The resources include a video and information booklets which can be found here.

The launch was introduced by Dr Ian Wilson, TRACS’ Rehabilitation Medical Lead. It was a beautiful sunny day and a great opportunity to network and to see the new therapy building and outdoor areas at Osborne Park Hospital. Our congratulations to the North Metro project team who developed these wonderful resources.

Picture 1: Peter Ryan, artist, Sylvie Maiorana, Senior Occupational Therapist and amputee Warren Yorkshire. 
Picture 2: Dr Ian Wilson, Rehabilitation Consultant, at the launch for the Standing Strong education resources.

Standing Strong      Ian Wilson