Cabrini Australia marked World Refugee Day on Monday 20 June in a most tangible way: the Cabrini Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub received its first client, a Medicare-ineligible asylum seeker from the Middle East. He was seen by Professor Suresh Sundram, who has begun weekly psychiatry clinics at the health hub.
Centre Manager Tracey Cabrie, who has been onboard almost two months, is pleased with progress underway at the new Cabrini Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub. “Credentialling of general practitioners, psychiatrists and psychiatry registrars is underway and we are receiving a great deal of interest from other healthcare professionals who want to volunteer their services, for example endocrinologists, nurses, physiotherapists and other allied health professionals,” she said. “Many referral agencies have been in touch and we have patients ready to access our services. We are currently working to finalise our roster of clinicians, as well as the policies, procedures and systems necessary to make the hub operational.”
The small team at the Cabrini Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub now includes two nurses Louise Wilson and Bernadette Flanagan who work part-time, Administration Assistant Santina McLean and Project Officer Nicole Whatley employed by St Vincent’s Hospital, one of our partners in the Hub, to support the establishment of the GP services.
For more information about the Cabrini Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub, visit http://www.cabrini.com.au/news-and-events/new-blogcategory-2/new-cabrini-asylumseeker-and-refugee-health-hub-opened/