Inala Multicultural Health Day was a free event attended by around 300 students from the Adult Migrant English Program at Inala TAFE. Students were accompanied by bicultural workers and interpreters to attend the different stalls in small groups to learn more about how to improve their health and access health services.
Mater Refugee Health Service supported two of the interactive stalls at the event. One of the refugee health nurses accompanied a multicultural program officer from Brisbane South Primary Health Network to talk to students about the virtual ambulance video developed to educate the migrant community about calling an ambulance in Queensland. After watching the video, students were also able to check out the real thing, as Queensland Ambulance Service parked up an ambulance next to the stall, staffed by a friendly paramedic who showed students around. Two of the other refugee health nurses also ran an interactive presentation on healthy eating for students, which was also well-attended.
The “Calling an ambulance in Queensland” video is available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Dari, S’gaw Karen, Somali, Swahili, Tigrinya and Vietnamese and can be viewed via this link: https://bsphn.org.au/community-member/use-of-an-ambulance/