History

We have grown to provide a range of health services, based on the needs of the local community

For more than 20 years, Yerin Eleanor Duncan has been providing professional, culturally responsive health services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community on the Central Coast of NSW.

Since the early 1970s Aboriginal community-controlled healthcare services were being established across Australia. However, there wasn’t one on the Central Coast, Darkinjung country.

In 1993, a group of concerned individuals formed the Central Coast Aboriginal Health Action Group. The group aimed to secure funding to set up a health service on the Central Coast that would provide culturally appropriate services to the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Two years later, after securing a grant and donations from local organisations and individuals, the Yerin Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Service was established as a community-controlled Aboriginal Health service.

Since then, Yerin has been providing comprehensive, culturally responsive primary health care to the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community through the Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Centre at Wyong.

We have grown to provide a range of health services, based on the needs of the local community, that are improving the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on the Central Coast.