Djanaba Next Practice is a collaboration between Ngaoara, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to child & adolescent wellbeing, and Next Practice, a growing national network of innovative, patient centred medical centres.
The initiative was founded and is led by Professor Ngiare Brown, a proud Yuin nation woman from the South Coast of NSW. She is a senior Aboriginal medical practitioner with qualifications in medicine, public health and primary care, and has studied bioethics, medical law and human rights. She was the first identified Aboriginal medical graduate from NSW and was one of the first Aboriginal doctors in Australia.
Imagine walking into a welcoming, modern Living Room instead of a
waiting room where you feel like a number. Imagine being greeted by a
Patient Advocate instead of a receptionist. Imagine short wait times,
zen-like designs, relaxing music, refreshments, iPad check-ins and more.
Imagine A New Kind of healthcare.
Djanaba staff also support volunteer, sporting, and mental health initiatives such as Surf Life Saving Illawarra and South Coast Branches, Northern Districts AFL Football Club, Gotcha4Life and Mullets for Mental Health! (Black Dog Institute).