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Annual Report 2011/2012 Royal Darwin Hospital Board



Annual Report 2011/2012 Royal Darwin Hospital Board

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The Department of Health (DoH) Media Department is trying to promote more good news stories. The Media Department are contending with persistent issues such as, smoking, car parking, elective waiting lists and service provision. Ms Reid mentioned that a positive aspect of her position is that it is good to work with people at the RDH who care about their jobs and environment. The Board thanked Ms Reid for her presentation. Presentation Lets Talk Health Presented by: Dr Namiko Kobayashi, Resident Royal Darwin Hospital, Co Founder Lets Talk Health Program. The RDH Board Chair requested the Co Founders of the program to give a summarisation of the Lets Talk Health Program for 2011. Dr Kobayashi said the program was a success even after the initial hurdles with the Department of Education and the Human Ethics Committee. Eight talks were given over 2011 to the Students of Dripstone Middle School, 3 career talks and 5 health information talks. Feedback forms have been filled in by the students of the School and the feedback has been consistent, the students liked the interactive component of the talks. Feedback from the volunteer presenters was also very encouraging as this program was one of the best things they had done through the RDH. Feedback from the review committee has also been encouraging, each of the talks that have been done at the School have been reviewed by the committee. Feedback from the School Nurse and Teachers were very supportive. Dr Kobayashi said that the volunteers were asked to present at the Pre Vocational Conference in New Zealand to give an indication of how other doctors could contribute to community health in other hospitals. The support and interest from the other Residents at the Conference was very good. Dr Kobayashi said they were asked to present to the refugees at the Maluka Centre, so far two basic health talks has been given, but due to some limitations through lack of interpreters this part of the program has been put on hold, but would like to continue these talks in 2012. Certificates have been printed and signed by the Chair of RDH Board as a thank you to the volunteer presenters and also to the students of Dripstone Middle School, the students will be given a movie ticket for being very good and well behaved participants. Dr Kobayashi and Dr Dev Tilakaratne, co founders of the program are moving to Adelaide in 2012 to further their careers and would like to stay on to over see the program for 2012. The program will be passed onto two RDH Residents to take over the ground work for 2012 Dr Reva Manickvasagar and Dr Edwina Biancardi. Dripstone Middle School has agreed to continue the Program for 2012; the Maluka Centre would like to expand the talks. To recruit for volunteers a stater pack has been created. Royal Darwin Hospital Board 2011/2012 Annual Report Page 16 of 29

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