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Tullawon Health Service Inc

Established in 1982 as the Yalata Maralinga Health Service Inc (YMHS) following community initiative and lobbying, the health service was not only concerned with looking after people living in Yalata but also older people who had returned to their traditional lands in the north and at Oak Valley, north-west of Maralinga.

By the late 1990s, Oak Valley was ready to establish its own health service called Oak Valley (Maralinga) Health Service (OV(M)) based on two principles; that the Anangu people of Yalata and Oak Valley are one people, and both YMHS and OV(M) should have cooperative and ‘seamless’ arrangements for Anangu between the services. On 31 May 2001 the YMHS Constitution was amended and the name of the organisation changed to Tullawon Health Service Inc with the significance of the two principles remaining in the Constitution.  Tullawon Health Service currently employs 45 staff, who provide comprehensive services to the Yalata community and surrounding area.