Indigenous Medical Service lands milestone deal with NAB

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Communities in regional NSW are now a step closer to receiving more health and medical services, thanks to a funding deal supported by the new Indigenous Business Banking team at NAB.

The deal will enable Indigenous-owned Bawrunga Aboriginal Medical Service in New South Wales to broaden the scope and range of holistic health care services they deliver to the wider community.

Bawrunga Aboriginal Medical Service CEO, Aunty Leavina Reid, said working closely with NAB’s Indigenous Banking team has supported the organisation to progress its vision to promote a holistic approach to healthcare in communities.

“With this finance in place, Bawrunga is expanding by opening new medical centres like the one in Dubbo, NSW,” Aunty Leavina said.

“NAB has been instrumental to helping us realise our dream, accommodating cultural needs and demonstrating care for the communities we provide services to.”

The Indigenous business sector is rapidly growing in Australia. NAB’s new team will provide a cultural bridge between Indigenous business owners and the bank.

Proud Gringai man and Indigenous specialisation banker, Adam Fletcher, said it’s fantastic to use NAB’s business banking strength to empower Indigenous business growth.

“Business has an integral role to play in strengthening Indigenous leadership and creating opportunities for Indigenous communities to succeed,” Mr Fletcher said.

“We know Indigenous businesses are large employers of Indigenous people and when we support them it helps create jobs.

“Indigenous businesses and organisations are leading the charge by driving self-determination, and rapidly improving financial capability and inclusion.

“It’s exciting to be part of the team supporting Indigenous businesses to grow, and personally, it makes me proud to work for an organisation that understands the importance of this sector to the Australian economy.”

NAB’s Indigenous Business Banking team will expand to have specialist bankers across Australia to better service this growing sector.

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