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In the spirit of reconciliation, CheckUP acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.




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Delivering healthcare where it’s needed most

At CheckUP, we’re proud to administer the Outreach Programs, a critical initiative funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, that increases communities’ access to health services.

We’ve seen firsthand the positive impact that these funded services have on the lives of individuals and communities, and we’re excited to share some of these stories with you. These stories show that by working collaboratively with local communities and tailoring our services to meet their unique needs, we can make a real difference in people’s lives.

The latest edition of our IMPACT magazine has more stories about the Outreach Programs! You can read it on the News and Publications page of our website.

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Cairns Cataract Surgery – 2022

As a result of cataracts, Aunty Kathleen was unable to see clearly. With her impaired vision, she could not easily show people what she is passionate about – bush medicine.

In November 2022, she and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients from communities in the Cape travelled to Cairns for cataract surgery.

Now, Aunty Kathleen is excited to go back and teach Bama (Aboriginal) and Waybla (white people) as part of her family tourism business.

“I am very pleased that it is going to work because I want to do my night walk, taking the tourists.”

Watch the below YouTube video to learn more about the surgery and hear from Aunty Kathleen.

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Cataract surgery for Yarrabah patients – 2019

Karlin’s story

In September 2016, Karlin and 15 other children from Cape York communities travelled to Cairns for ear surgery.

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Henry’s story – Mount Isa Cataract Surgery

24 patients from the Lower Gulf headed to Mount Isa for sight saving eye surgery. This is Henry’s story.

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ENT surgery for kids from the Cape – As seen on 7 News Cairns

In collaboration with Torres and Cape HHS and Apunipima Cape York Health Council, the CheckUP Outreach team worked on delivering ear, nose and throat surgery for 16 kids from Cape York.  It was a real pleasure to be able to deliver the surgery over the four days.

Harold’s story

Cataract eye surgery is a simple procedure yet many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients have ended up blind because they haven’t had access to the surgery. CheckUP’s Outreach Programs deliver healthcare to those who need it most and this film shows the difference our Roma cataract surgery initiative made to the lives of 60 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients who had surgery in March 2016, including Harold.

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ENT surgery in Noosa

In March 2016, 15 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids hand ENT surgery at the Noosa Hospital.

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