This clip showcases the work of Sumaria Corpus, who is a Diabetes Educator at the hospital. She works as an integral part of the team, in particular the Rapid Assessment Planning Unit of the Diabetes Unit. The clip includes a lengthy comment from Dr Diane Howard, Head of General Acute Medicine, about Sumaria’s impressive contribution in the hospital, and the high regard in which she is held generally by other health staff. She also speaks about the significance of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker contribution generally to the health and well-being of the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.
The clip illustrates the participation of and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers in a team approach to health care, and to raise awareness on the part of non-Indigenous staff about the clinical skills and general competency of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers.