Closing the Gap with Bianca

Thursday 18 March is National Close the Gap Day.

Date published: 18 Mar 2021

Author: Anna Sale

Focus on people Aboriginal workforce Frontline staff Clinical support service Linen services

National Close the Gap Day is a national day of action to pledge support for achieving Indigenous health equality by 2030.

It’s also a great day to celebrate strong Aboriginal women like Bianca Ambrum, who is HealthShare NSW’s first female Aboriginal truck driver at Parramatta Linen Service.

The video above was shown to HealthShare NSW staff on International Women’s Day and feedback showed that hearing from Bianca was a big highlight of the event for many people.

Bianca describes herself as a proud Yidinji Gooreng Gooreng woman with connections to the Birri Gubba and Wangumara Liliyana Tribes of Northern, Central and Southern Queensland. Bianca grew up as a Freshwater and Saltwater girl living along rainforest, river streams, creeks and sea waters. She was born and bred in Innisfail Far North Queensland and now lives in Parramatta in Sydney.

Bianca has been working with Parramatta Linen for seven years, starting on the production lines processing linen before beginning her training driving the Linen trucks. She is a woman of many talents as you’ll hear from the video above and we’re very proud to have her as one of our amazing HealthShare NSW employees.

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