Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services

Jurrugk Health Service

Jurrugk, Gibb River Region, Kimberley Australia

Jurrugk Aboriginal Health Service was established in 1997.

Jurrugk means 'coming together', referring to the collection of remote Aboriginal communities along the Gibb River Rd who are represented by the Jurrugk Aboriginal Health Service – Ngallagunda (Gibb River Station), Kupungarri (Mt Barnett), Imintji, Dodnun, Kandiwel, Yulumbu and Teralantji.

The Jurrugk elected governing council delegates the day to day management of the health service to the Derby Aboriginal Health Service (DAHS), whose Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is also the CEO for the Jurrugk Aboriginal Health Service.

Jurrugk employs two Registered Nurses, resident in the two communities of Ngallagunda and Kupungarri, and traveling each week to provide services at Imintji and Dodnun. DAHS also work in conjunction with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) to provide a monthly doctor visit to each of the Jurrugk communities.

DAHS and Jurrugk work together to raise the profile of health as a profession, encouraging local Aboriginal people to take up employment in the health service and offering support for people along the Gibb River Rd to pursue training in a health-related field.


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