Binji & Boori - Aboriginal Maternal Infant Child Health (AMICH)

Overview

About

small boy cuddling new babyBinji & Boori is an Aboriginal specific service that targets families whom are pregnant or have children aged 0- 5 (or when the child starts school). Binji & Boori is a multidisciplinary team with two locations within the Illawarra Shoalhaven our teams including midwives, child and family health nurses, Aboriginal Health workers, social workers, an Occupational therapist and a speech pathologist.

Our service offers home visiting, visits in clinics and outreach from Aboriginal services. Binji & Boori provides outreach throughout the Illawarra and Shoalhaven region, including Milton/Ulladulla, Jerrinja, Wreck Bay and Jervis Bay.

Our team will work alongside other services to offer you holistic, coordinated care. The Aboriginal health workers within the service offer cultural/emotional support in times of need and during your time with Binji & Boori.

The team can offer cultural awareness/support and consultation for other services that are working with Aboriginal women, children and families.

Your Services

smiling babyBinji & Boori provides and coordinates a range of services, including:

  • Aboriginal Health workers
  • Midwives
  • Child & family health nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Allied Health services and social work
  • Hearing health
  • Playgroups
  • Breastfeeding group
  • Referrals to other relevant services as required.

Pregnant mothers

baby with hands surroundingThe following antenatal services are available:

  • Antenatal check
  • Booking for hospital appointments
  • Belly casts
  • Support and advocacy
  • Postnatal checks and home visits
  • Contraception education.

Consultations with our Midwives and Aboriginal Health Workers are available during business hours - Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.

If you require pregnancy or postnatal advice outside of work hours, please contact your nearest hospital's Shoalhaven Hospital - 02 4423 9240
Wollongong Hospital - 02 4253 4200
Wollongong Hospital Birthing Unit - 02 4222 5270 (pregnancy advice)
OR call 000 if you require emergency assistance.

What the Community says

Adult hands holding baby feet"Binji & Boori make it so easy for our kids to have their health checks, they come to the house at a time that suits us."

"Our Midwife from Binji & Boori made it so easy for us to ask questions about our pregnancy."

Artwork

The artwork in the banner above was designed by client/artist Holly Sanders.

It represents the connections and support networks between Binji and Boori and our mothers, children and families - supporting with and through Aboriginal cultural knowledge. the figures surrounding the center mother and child represent Binji and Boori health services and individuals supporting and working in partnership with our Aboriginal and Torres strait islander families and communities. the journey lines towards the center meeting place represents both Shoalhaven and Illawarra aboriginal women, Boori's and families receiving culturally safe and respectful care. the concentric circles in the background represent the diversity, strength and resilience of our aboriginal communities, families and cultures.

Contact Information

Illawarra
Shellharbour Hospital
Madigan Boulevarde
Mount Warrigal NSW 2529

Shoalhaven
54 Worrigee St
Nowra NSW 2541

Find us on Facebook: Child and Family Health - Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District

part of Holly Sanders artwork - mother holding baby