Our History

There was a need for health care for our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Ipswich residents Ken Dalton, Cecil Fisher, Roberta Thompson, Faye Carr, Bill Robertson, and Doreen Thompson came together to address the call.

From a room in Doreen Thompson’s house, our community received culturally appropriate health care by doctors who travelled from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service in Brisbane, once a week.

Today, Kambu Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Health employs over 100 people, providing comprehensive medical, specialist, allied and social health services and a range of early childhood, family and community care programs to the Ipswich and West Moreton Regions, with three clinics in Ipswich, Laidley, and Booval and the Ipswich Amaroo Kindergarten and Long Day Care Centre.

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Kambu Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Health acknowledges the Jagera, Yuggera and Ugarapul people as the Traditional Custodians of the Country where we work. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging leaders.

This website may contain names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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