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A priority of Mater Health Services is providing care for people of a refugee background. Our services include:
Refugee Health Connect (RHC) works closely with settlement support services, general practice and hospital-based support services to increase health access for refugees and assisting them to navigate the health system. RHC is a one point of call for assistance with identifying appropriate primary health providers for refugee health needs including assessments and ongoing care for all people from a refugee background.
The Mater Refugee Complex Care Clinic (MRCCC) provides health care to people from refugee backgrounds with complex health needs and a health service to asylum seekers without Medicare. The clinic offers specialised primary health care including, complex case management, treatment, specialist referral and secondary consultation service for general practices. When appropriate patients will be assisted to reconnect with their community GP for all their ongoing primary health care needs.
The Mater Integrated Refugee Health Service (MIRHS) works closely with General Practitioners and other primary care health professionals to provide refugee health focused nursing assessments and comprehensive medical assessments, to people from refugee backgrounds who have recently arrived in Australia (within 12 months).
The service is delivered in general practices with which we have working together agreements including, but not limited to, UQ Health Care - Annerley, Inala Primary Care - Inala, World Wellness Group - Stones Corner and Beaudesert Road Surgery - Moorooka. Home visits and short term complex care management are also available to eligible clients.
Mater’s dedicated Refugee Maternity Service provides health care, psycho-social support and resources for women of a refugee background birthing at Mater Mothers’ Hospital.
A multidisciplinary team of obstetricians, midwives, an interpreter and a social worker work together to ensure continuity of care.
A range of clinical resources and publications are available to assist the medical community in the provision of health care and services to the refugee community.
Refugee Health Contact List: Greater Brisbane Metro South, 2015
Providing local communities with access to integrated health care & services.
GP Education, Maternity Shared Care Alignment Program and Events.
Brookwater GP Education Evening 4 August presented by Mater Health Services
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