Category Winner: Maam Darruyaygamba – A Place of Wellbeing

Maam Darruyaygamba at Coffs Harbour Health Campus provides culturally-tailored support, information and referral for Aboriginal patients, families and visitors. This collaborative project involved local Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal staff in the layout and design of the centre and reached out to local Gumbaynggirr students whose artwork now adorns the entranceway to the building.

Maam Darruyaygamba means ‘place of wellbeing’, and is a space that offers privacy and confidentiality in a culturally safe and secure environment. It was officially opened in December 2018 and is located within the hospital’s main courtyard where it is easily accessible to patients, visitors and staff.