We routinely measure height and weight in all children as part of a child’s health assessment.
‘Wiyanga’ is the Dharug word for mother and ‘Gulyangarri’ is the Dharug word for children and 'Deadly' in the context of 'Deadly Wiyanga and Gulyangarri' means excellent or awesome.
We work from the Aboriginal definition of health.
"Aboriginal health means not just the physical wellbeing of an individual but refers to the social, emotional and cultural wellbeing of the whole community in which each individual is able to achieve their full potential as a human being, thereby bringing about the total wellbeing of their community…"
We treat Aboriginal people holistically.
For further information on the
Bungee Bidgel Aboriginal Health Clinic at Hornsby, A Guide for Mothers and Families, First Australian Birthing Practices in Gaimariagal Country and other resources access Northern Sydney Local Health District
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Service.