Reconciliation is about building better relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the benefit of all Australians.
Our Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region - the Kaurna people. We respect their spiritual relationship with their country and their ongoing connection through the custodianship of its lad and waters. We work thoughtfully and respectfully, remembering the land on which we stand belongs to the oldest continuing living culture in the world. We pay our respects to elders past, present and still to come.
We have commissioned local artists to help us to tell our stories, you will notice artworks and plaques which acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Lands upon which we operate, an important recognition of the continuing connection to land, waters and community of Australia's First Peoples.
Ashford Hospital’s artwork, ‘Healing Place’, is the creation of Toy-Toy Rigney. A proud Ngarrindjeri, Paakantji, Latji-Latji, Yorta Yorta, Palawan and Kaurna woman, Toy-Toy is a self-taught artist inspired by beloved Uncle Peter Clarke (RIP) and Yolngu artists of her adopted Northern Territory family. ‘Healing Place’ conveys the message that when out on country, it is a place of healing for her people, their connection to the land and water providing peace and physical, mental and spiritual healing.