Koorliny Moort

Who we are

PCH’s Aboriginal Ambulatory Care Coordination program, Koorliny Moort (walking with families), provides out of hospital care to Aboriginal families who might find it hard to come to hospital for their paediatric appointments or who want to stay closer to home. We aim to improve out of hospital care for the sickest children closer to where their families live and work.

Services we provide

Koorliny Moort helps improve the coordination of care for children who come to hospital on a regular basis by:

  • coordinating appointments to minimise the need for families to travel to PCH
  • offering appointments closer to family home
  • ensuring essential information is shared with other health services involved in patient care, including GPs
  • providing health advice and social, cultural and family support
  • helping to arrange Telehealth appointments
  • collaborating with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) and other community services to help families meet their health care needs.

Koorliny Moort delivers fortnightly clinics at PCH and weekly clinics in the community.

Community clinics are delivered in conjunction with Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service (DYHS) at their Mirrabooka, Maddington and Midland clinics and with Child and Adolescent Community Health (CACH) at their clinics in Kwinana, Bentley, Mirrabooka and Hilton.

The Koorliny Moort team can also assist families with discharge arrangements, follow up appointments and outpatient referrals to PCH.

Referrals

Aboriginal children and adolescents up to 16 years of age who live in WA and have any planned hospital appointments at PCH can be referred to Koorliny Moort by their doctor or other health professionals.

To access the DYHS and CACH clinic programs, children and adolescents who live in the metropolitan area can be referred to Koorliny Moort by their doctor or other health professional.



Koorliny Moort is funded by the WA Footprints to Better Health.