Reconciliation is about building better relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the benefit of all Australians.
Our Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region - the Kaurna people. We respect their spiritual relationship with their country and their ongoing connection through the custodianship of its lad and waters. We work thoughtfully and respectfully, remembering the land on which we stand belongs to the oldest continuing living culture in the world. We pay our respects to elders past, present and still to come.
We have commissioned local artists to help us to tell our stories, you will notice artworks and plaques which acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Lands upon which we operate, an important recognition of the continuing connection to land, waters and community of Australia's First Peoples.
The ‘Our Place of Healing’ at The Memorial Hospital, painted by Tony Wilson encapsulates the patient’s journey from arriving at the hospital unwell and leaving healed. It further emphasises the care provided, telling a visual story of a frightened patient’s stay being made all the more tranquil and peaceful thanks to the hospital being like a second home, where the patient is surrounded by people who care.