Orange Aboriginal Medical Services

Case Study

As COVID-19 spread among the local members of the Aboriginal community in Orange, Newcrest employees worked with Orange Aboriginal Medical Service (OAMS) to find a solution for   low vaccination rates within the community.

OAMS had set a target of vaccinating all clients and staff members by the end of November 2021 to ensure the highest possible protection against COVID-19 in the local Aboriginal community.

In order to achieve those targets, the establishment of an additional community vaccination hub was required, to cater for the demand. The local doctors were stretched in response to the high COVID-19 case numbers, which impacted the delivery of ongoing basic medical services unrelated to the pandemic.

The CSF provided funding to staff the OAMS vaccination hub at Marang Gunya with a locum doctor to address vaccine hesitancy of their clientele and administer the vaccinations. In addition to the work performed at the hub, once the number of infected clients dropped after the initial spike, the team doorknocked in the surrounding community to continue awareness-raising on the benefits of the vaccination.

With the support of Newcrest, 4328 doses of the vaccination were administered, with 1940 clients fully vaccinated at the conclusion of the project. The total cost of the project was A$68,280.

16 October 2022
Gamification with CoRE Learning
Two new games are being used in classrooms to teach students about sustainability and careers in Australia mining.
READ MORE
21 June 2022
Partnership with St John Ambulance Service
St John Ambulance and Newcrest: Working together to provide access to emergency medical services in Morobe Province.
READ MORE
20 June 2022
Chamber of Mining of Ecuador syringe donation
A partnership was formed between the Chamber of Mines of Ecuador to rollout out the vaccine.
READ MORE
20 June 2022
KTF Project Airborne
Delivering a health-focused educational program to 372 elementary schools through the Kokoda Track Foundation.
READ MORE