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Healthscope's Reconciliation Action Plan

Today Healthscope launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) during National Reconciliation Week.

Reconciliation is about building better relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the benefit of all Australians.

Healthscope’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan provides a formal framework to guide our reconciliation activities over the next 12 months to further promote cultural awareness, and strengthen partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The launch of Healthscope’s RAP follows the installation of Acknowledgement of Country plaques at the entrances of all Healthscope’s sites, which include 43 hospitals across Australia.

The plaques acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Lands upon which our hospitals and independent services operate, and are an important recognition of the continuing connection to land, waters and community of Australia's First Peoples.

Healthscope’s RAP features an Acknowledgement of Country artwork titled ‘Coming Together’, which was developed by Stan Yarramunua, a Wathaurong man from Geelong and Bacchus Marsh.

The artwork is the Stan’s response to hearing about Healthscope, our purpose ‘To work together for better care’ and the breadth, scale and diversity of our organisation which we are seeking to leverage as we continue our reconciliation journey.

For more information or to download a copy of Healthscope’s RAP please visit: