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New beginning for BACHS

The Deadly Blues at the official BACHS handover last week – Nathan Appo, Christian Beetson Nathan Blacklock and Tyrone Roberts (kneeling) with Phillip Sullivan (BACHS Director) and traditional dance performers Jason Dixon, Eric Dixon, Natrelle Dixon, James Knight and Joseph Dixon. Photo THW

The ceremony to celebrate the handover last Thursday of the new Bourke Aboriginal Corporation Health Service was a significant one for the entire Bourke community.

From June 18, the new health service will operate with a new board of directors, new governance and a dedicated CEO to lead the staff and steer the organisation into the future.

The celebration in Central Park saw community elders, officials from the Department of Health and Social Security, a local dance group and representatives from the Deadly Choices program on hand to cut the official ribbon on the new health service.

Director Pat Canty spoke for the board when she said the service had turned a page in its history and was now a viable organisation which would serve its community well.

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