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Budget 2011-12 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget



Budget 2011-12 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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134 Department of Health providing sustainable hospital services through a focus on safety, quality and performance; preparation for the implementation of the two Local Hospital Networks for the Territory by 1July 2012 as part of National Health Reforms; implementing cultural security standards within health services; improving Territorians understanding of their own health and the health system to increase engagement through health promotion and prevention activities; increasing the Aboriginal workforce to provide a diverse health workforce that meets the needs of Territorians; and addressing Working Future and Territory Growth Towns through local implementation plans for agreed core primary health care services in each town. The health and wellbeing of Territorians will be better at all stages of life by: making major gains in the health and wellbeing of young Territorians through establishing new services for adolescents with complex behaviour problems and implementing suicide prevention programs; and reducing the prevalence of chronic conditions in Territorians by implementing the Chronic Conditions, Prevention and Management Strategy. The Territory makes considerable headway into lifestyle illnesses by: enhancing existing alcohol treatment and rehabilitation options and establishing new services to reduce alcohol-related harm; and targeting the number of Territorians who smoke through legislative reforms, strong social marketing and increased focus on Indigenous and remote cessation support services. Budget Highlights for 201112 Health and Wellbeing $5.2 million to fund alcohol reforms, including enhancing existing alcohol treatment and rehabilitation options and establishing new services to meet the demands of people with significant alcohol problems. $2.5 million to continue implementation of a coordinated approach to patient care from hospital to community for Indigenous patients treated for chronic disease, including ear, nose and throat conditions. $0.84 million to continue enhancements of disability services. $3.6 million for Secure Care accommodation services for adults with complex care needs. $1.5 million to manage existing exceptional and complex-needs clients in the community. $1.21 million for eligible clients under the Pensioner Concession scheme for tariff increases in power, water and sewerage charges. $3 million increase for St John Ambulance Australia (NT) to cover contracted services for emergency road ambulance and medical transportation services. $1.6 million to enhance children and adolescent mental health services and implement suicide prevention programs in the Territory. $1 million towards an integrated grants management system to manage non-government organisation funding agreements. $0.35 million to cover full-year operational costs of expanded renal services in TennantCreek.

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