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Reconciliation Week

Staff and families at The Children's Hospital at Westmead will celebrate Reconciliation Week from Monday, 27 May to Friday, 31 May.

National Sorry Day forms part of this special Reconciliation Week. This is a chance for the community to acknowledge the impact of policies of forcible removal on Australia's indigenous population and is also an important time to express feelings regarding the treatment of our indigenous population throughout our history.

The Social Work Department will be setting up a display in the Hospital foyer to educate people about this important week. A special morning tea will also be held for Aboriginal patients, families, staff and visitors.

In addition, special ribbons will be distributed to staff, patients and visitors, marking this important event.

This year's Sorry Day will be the fifth held in Australia. The Children's Hospital at Westmead is joining many other community groups across Australia in recognising this day including local councils, schools, churches and community centres.

For further information, please contact:

Julie Stromborg
Public Relations Officer
The Children's Hospital at Westmead
(02) 9845 3580

This document was released on Friday, 24 May, 2002

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