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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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140 Department of Health Environmental Health Services This output includes education, statutory surveillance and monitoring, and complaint resolution relating to physical, chemical, biological and radiological agents in the environment. Services include managing environmental health standards, environmental planning, sanitation and waste management, food safety, radiation protection and poisons control. Key Deliverables 2010-11 Budget 2010-11 Estimate 2011-12 Budget Regulatory compliance activities1 9 700 9 700 10 000 Premises achieving a satisfactory standard of compliance with environmental health legislation2 within 28days of receiving legal notice3 100% 100% 100% Environmental health complaints investigations initiated within one working day of notification 95% 95% 95% 1 Regulatory compliance activities include premises inspections, issuance of licences, registrations and legal notices, complaint investigations, food sampling, radiation equipment inspections, processing of development and building applications, septic system activities, water quality activities, food recalls and health protection activities (for example, vector and vermin monitoring). 2 Environmental health legislation consists of the Food Act, Public Health Act, Notifiable Diseases Act, Radiation (SafetyControl) Act and regulations subordinate to each. 3 Legal notices are those that relate to issues of imminent or actual public health risk, and require the owner to carry out alterations, repairs and general improvement works to ensure the health of the public. Disease Control Services Provision of services that include disease prevention and early intervention, immunisation, disease surveillance, monitoring and response, medical management, screening services, contact tracing for mycobacterial diseases and for HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections, and environmental management for mosquito-borne diseases. Key Deliverables 2010-11 Budget 2010-11 Estimate 2011-12 Budget Notifications of: sexually transmitted infections 6 000 7 100 7 200 HIV 18 7 7 Hepatitis C 180 210 210 Occasions of service at Clinic 34 in Darwin and AliceSprings 14 000 12 000 13 000 Mosquito traps analysed1 1 780 1 780 1 835 Hectares treated by mosquito control program 1 435 2 130 2 000 Children fully immunised: at age 12months 91% 93% 93% at age 2years 93% 93% 93% People completing treatment for tuberculosis 95% 95% 95% 1 Mosquito traps analysed are overnight mosquito trap collections set weekly from major towns in the Territory.

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