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Cultural Mentors are an integral part of the training process for GMT registrars throughout Queensland.
They navigate new registrars through culture and country so they can provide the best possible service to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Gary Walsh, Indigenous Hospital Liaison Officer at the Joyce Palmer Health Service, said he was proud to be a Cultural Mentor on Palm Island.
As Cultural Mentor,
“Palm Island is a big community made up of 40 plus tribes, from different areas of Queensland, with their own separate dialects,” said
“It’s really important for registrars to understand that there are different ways to communicate
“Palm Island is an excellent place to live. It’s great, great scene, great fishing spots, I mean the hospital is only 50m away from the beach.
“In a few
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