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Budget 2016-2017 Budget Paper No.3 Agency Budget Statements



Budget 2016-2017 Budget Paper No.3 Agency Budget Statements

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Tabled paper 1766


Tabled papers for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by David Tollner


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186 Central Australia Health Service Strategic Issues Strong Society Delivering a strong health system through: applying the New Service Framework to the Central Australia Health Service in the Territory, aligning with national arrangements and responding to local needs; ensuring robust and transparent processes, overseen by the Health Service Board, that assess the Central Australia Health Services performance to ensure accountability, responsibility and sustainability; implementing national activity-based funding for hospital services under the National Health Reform Agreement; and developing innovative and strategic service-wide responses that meet health needs and build capacity by using appropriate evidence-based, effective models of care. Developing appropriate clinical and service infrastructure to maximise the capacity of the Central Australia Health Service in order to optimise health outcomes through service strategy and practice including: coordinating and integrating health care through clinical redesign, with a focus on achieving national quality standards, improving patient care pathways and the consistency of health service delivery with our colleagues in the Top End; strategically recruiting, developing and retaining a culturally safe and highly skilled workforce, and building local capacity and commitment; developing evidence-based patient-centric models of care that maximise the benefits of integration through health sector relationships for planning and collaboration in delivery of all health services; developing a teaching, training and research hub to enhance relationships with universities to promote continued excellence in clinical care, teaching and training; and implementing a Territory-wide Core Clinical System Renewal Program to provide information systems for patient-centred care. Supporting Territorians whose health is most at risk by: delivering timely, safe and appropriate care, including specialist outreach and telehealth consultations; implementing enhanced cardiac services that address outreach and rehabilitation service needs; continuing support for specialised services, including midwifery group practice, Hospital in the Home, sub-acute mental health services, and palliative and transitional care; delivering equitable access to health services; contributing to a reduction in alcohol-related harm; and reducing health risk factors for Territorians by focusing on chronic disease prevention, early identification and management.

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