RAHC network visit to Jabiru and Gunbalunya
On 13 July 2021, RAHC’s Cultural Engagement Advisor Norma Benger and Clinical Manager Emma Thomas drove to Kakadu to visit the Jabiru and Gunbalunya clinics.
The NT Department of Health currently runs both clinics, however, as the township of Jabiru has been formally handed back to the Mirarr People, the clinic is presently transitioning with Red Lilly to be Aboriginal Community Controlled.
Norma and Emma took this opportunity to meet with the clinic managers and spend time with the Red Lilly team. It was a great chance to discuss cultural requirements and explore RAHC’s capacity to provide ongoing clinical and cultural support through the provision of Health Professionals. This trip was extremely valuable in building relationships with the communities.
As Norma is a Kakadu-accredited guide, they took the opportunity to enjoy a walk around Ubirr, one of Kakadu's most famous rock art walks.
The girls encountered a few tense moments along the way, particularly as they crossed Cahills Crossing, a flooded waterway surrounded by resident crocodiles. Talk about going above and beyond for RAHC!
In total, the round trip from Darwin was approximately 700km.