Sherson Architecture is working with Yerin Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) on the redevelopment of a new standalone medical centre for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community on the Central Coast of NSW. Yerin is a community controlled Aboriginal Health Service and provides health care services in a culturally safe environment.

With almost 13,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living on the NSW Central Coast, the region has the fastest growing Indigenous community in Australia. The are has over 7,000 registered Aboriginal cultural sites, the largest number in NSW.

For further details about Yerin Aboriginal Health Service please visit https://yerin.org.au/

The new building is proposed to house staff and services including:

60-70 staff
Aboriginal health specialists
General Practitioners
Primary Health Care Nurses
Gulgul Yirra (Dental)
Podiatry
Diabetes Education
Optometry
Speech Therapy
Physiotherapy
Pathology (Douglass Hanly Moir)
Endocrinology
Paediatric Care

Dhanggan Gudjagang (Maternal, Infant, Child and Family Health)
Psychiatry
Psychology
Yadhaba (Social and emotional wellbeing)
Gurayi-Biyn Yadah (Integrated Team Care)
Mara Buru (NDIS)
Ngaliya (PSP and Family Preservation)
Treatment of acute illnesses
Management of chronic conditions
Social and emotional intervention and referrals
Quitting smoking
Visiting Specialists (AOD)

Sherson Architecture will work alongside the team at Yerin AMS under a Pro Bono arrangement to get the project moving.

Services will include:

  • Clinical service planning
  • Health master planning
  • Site selection
  • Concept design
  • Business case development