Wendy and Rachael from Wuchopperen Health Service Ltd

Wendy Burke is the Director of Health services and Rachael Ham is the Deputy CEO of Wuchopperen Health Service Ltd. Wuchopperen is a not for profit, membership-based, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) that delivers an integrated, holistic primary health care service to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the greater Cairns region. Wuchopperen Health Service Limited was established in 1979 and began providing primary health care services in 1981. The word Wuchopperen comes from the Wik Mungkan language (Western Cape York Peninsula area around the Aurukun region) loosely translated it means House/Place of Medicine – “Wuch” meaning house or place and Operrak – medicine (encompassing of both physical and spiritual).