Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have higher incidences of eye and ear disease and can impacts on their health, social interactions, connection to country, culture, and spirituality as well as the quality of life outcomes. The Eye and Ear Surgical Support Service (EESSS) was established to reduce the impact of chronic eye and ear conditions by improving access to surgical interventions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, placed on a waiting list for initial consultation and or surgery. The EESSS forms part of the Closing the Gap – Improving Eye and Ear Health Services for Indigenous Australians.
The EESSS assists in breaking down barriers to accessing consultations and surgery by:
If you would like to refer a client, please complete the Application Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to know more about the EESSS, contact the Outreach Team on 03 9349 7800 or email email@example.com.
Read about the people we have supported here.