IWC Stage 2 construction photographs

Stage 2 of the IWC Health & Wellbeing Complex is under way and is scheduled for completion in 2019. This $14.8 construction project is co-funded by the Australian Government's Building Better Region's Fund. The total project cost is $19.8 million.

Healing Circle Work explores journey of life

IT MAY be said that we all wear our life’s journey on our face, but for participants in the IWC’s Healing Circle Work program this is taken to a new level of personal empowerment. Healing Circle Work, is embedded within ancient First Nation’s peoples’ cultures. But both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who participate do experience transformation. It is delivered by the Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisation IWC. The latest Healing Circle sessions have just closed off, with the participants moving forward significantly, with positive outlooks for their future. As part of the journey, delivered in six group sessions, they each shared the pathways and choices they had previously ma

IWC Mixed Billing for non-Indigenous, private patients/clients only

A courtesy letter has been sent to all IWC patients/clients about the move by IWC to a Mixed Billing model as of 1 July. This Mixed Billing applies ONLY to NON-INDIGENOUS / PRIVATE PATIENTS who do not have appropriate concession cards - these patients / clients will from July 1 2018 be charged a fee when attending an appointment at IWC Medical Centre. These fees are affordable and are below the Australian Medical Association recommended rates. The following groups will continue to be bulk-billed and Mixed Billing will NOT APPLY: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Holders of a pension card Holders of an appropriate concession card Children under 16 years of age You can download a copy of

School turns out for IWC event

THE whole of Yandaran State School turned up to join in the fun when IWC held its first Coffee in the Park event in the historic township on June 13, 2018. The students enjoyed dancing and didgeridoo delivered by the Taribelang Cultural Aboriginal Corporation’s Byron Broome, and tucked into a free sausage sizzle and drinks. Then they moved on to decorating boomerangs. The free three-hour community event was one of 33 being held across Bundaberg and North Burnett this year, and offers an easy, relaxed environment in which people can come and ask questions about all aspects of health and wellbeing as well as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). IWC is non-government, community-cont

Play & Learn event for NAIDOC Week

STORYTELLING, bubble pictures, dancing, music, beading, cupcake decorating and flag colouring – they’re all lined up for the free 2018 IWC NAIDOC Play & Learn event on 11 July. The free event is open to primary school-aged children accompanied by a parent or carer, and there is a serious purpose behind the fun. “These sessions are focused on building language skills, literacy and brain development within our young children, and are part of our holistic model of whole-of-person care,” said IWC Director Aunty Cheri Yingaa Yavu-Kama-Harathunian. “The activities to be delivered in the session are engaging for both the child and their parent or carer, and also build skills and abilities. Learning

Where’s Bundy’s share of the infrastructure juggernaut?

AN infrastructure juggernaut is hitting Queensland’s roads, but Bundy is being bypassed as usual. On 14 June, IWC will participate in the annual Bundaberg Region Promotion Night at Parliament House in Brisbane. Politicians from all parties are invited, and IWC will make a bee-line for Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Deputy Premier Jackie Trad (also Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships) and Infrastructure Minister Cameron Dick. Because these are the Labor decision-makers who can bring job-creating, capacity-building infrastructure funding to our region. If they so choose. We can remind them that Bundy has more than its fair share of “battlers”, having for many years

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