Celebrating NAIDOC Week at Bentley

July 4, 2014

This week Bentley Health Service (BHS) hosted a NAIDOC Week event, inviting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from the community to enjoy an afternoon tea with staff and patients at the hospital.

Mr Albert Knapp performed the Welcome to Country ceremony and guests were treated to a dance performance by the very popular, Little Durham Dancers.

A/Executive Director of Royal Perth Group Mr Alex Smith said that NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to recognise the valuable contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

“At BHS, and across WA Health, NAIDOC Week is about acknowledging the contributions to improve the health and wellbeing of all people in our community,” Mr Smith said.

Mandy Wilks, Aboriginal Health Coordinator at Population Health, is a member of the organising committee and said the function was a popular NAIDOC Week event for the local community.

“Everyone is always warmly welcomed here at Bentley, and this event is an enjoyable and relaxing time for the community to gather and spend time with staff.” Mandy said.