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Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget



Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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144 Department of Health Output Group: Health and Wellbeing Services Outcome: Maintaining and enhancing the health and wellbeing of Territorians through a range of preventive, health promoting, early intervention, treatment and support services. Output Group/Output 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget $000 $000 $000 Health and Wellbeing Services 323 874 375 071 371 963 Community Health Services 171 873 200 629 196 749 Mental Health Services 47 984 49 192 52 983 Community Support Services for Frail Aged People and People with a Disability 84 211 103 159 98 141 Support for Senior Territorians and Pensioner Concessions 19 806 22 091 24 090 Key Variations The Health and Wellbeing output group increased in 2011-12 mainly due to an additional $12.7million for Individual Support Packages to assist clients in the community with exceptional and complex needs, $23.7million in additional Commonwealth funding for Community Health Services and an additional $5million under the National Disability agreement. The output group decreases in 2012-13 predominantly due to timing of Commonwealth agreements, which are yet to be finalised. This is partly offset by an increase of $4.6million to the Pensioner Concession Scheme. Community Health Services These services build the capacity of the community to maintain and improve health through education, prevention, early intervention and access to culturally appropriate assessment, treatment and support services. Medical, nursing, Aboriginal health, allied health, oral health, nutrition, and breast and cervical cancer screenings are provided through government and non-government providers in a number of settings including community care centres, 54 government-managed and 30 non-government-managed rural health centres, clinics, schools and in the home. Key Deliverables 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget Episodes of health care services in government-managed remote health centres 385 000 424 000 425 000 Community health events urban 120 000 120 000 120 000 Adult Health Checks1 4 000 1 820 1 900 Healthy Under 5 Kids Checks1 4 000 23 300 23 300 Oral health occasions of service 44 600 44 600 44 600 Proportion of screened Indigenous babies born with low birth weight 12.5% 12.5% 12.5% Proportion of screened Indigenous children under5years who are underweight 8% 8% 8% 1 Variation reflects a change in the scope of activities captured in the measurement.