Health Justice Partnership

Our partnership with Sydney Local Health District places solicitors in health care settings, providing access to justice for patients who may not otherwise seek legal help. We also train health professionals to identify patients’ legal needs.

RLC’s Health Justice Partnership provides free and confidential legal advice to patients at Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital, Sydney Dental Hospital and at community outreaches including the Men’s Cave and RedLink.

Issues we can help with include

  • Money problems
  • Housing issues
  • Issues with police
  • Problems at work
  • Discrimination
  • Contact with Family & Community Services (FACS)
  • FACS care and protection matters
  • Domestic violence

Our service is confidential and free. Priority is given to assisting clients who are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island background.

How to contact us

Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital

This service is available to patients of the Sydney Area Local Health District.

Drop in or by appointment on Mondays and Tuesdays at Drug Health, King George building, level 5 (ground floor), call 02 0410 957 095 or email luke@rlc.org.au.

Sydney Dental Hospital

This service is available to patients of the Sydney Dental Hospital.

Drop in or by appointment on Thursdays and Fridays to 2 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills, call 0413 298 107 or email brian@rlc.org.au.

RLC’s solicitor Brian is a proud Gamilaroi man and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to come and have a yarn.

RedLink & The Men’s Cave

If you have access to Redlink services or attend the Men’s Cave, please contact them directly to make an appointment.

See also: A holistic approach to wellbeing: The Health Justice Partnership