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About Refugee Health Nurse Outreach Program

Cultural barriers may stand in the way of newcomers to Australia receiving the health care they need. Medical professionals who understand and address the challenges involved can significantly improve patient outcomes and build stronger communities. 

Funded by Darling Downs and West Moreton Primary Health Network, our Refugee Health Nurse Outreach Program provides refugees and migrants in the Ipswich region with support in accessing and navigating health services. The service aims to improve health literacy and reduce barriers to ongoing health care, with major benefits for participants. 

How we help

We identify people from refugee background and/or people seeking asylum in Ipswich and the wider West Moreton region.
Refugee health nurses support general practice in conducting refugee health assessments and improving health literacy.
We link participants with other health services and facilitate the appropriate transfer of medical information.

Get in touch

The Refugee Health Nurse Program operates via the West Moreton Health Outreach Program in Queensland. 

E: acsl.refugeehealth@ssi.org.au 

P: 07 3412 9999