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ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027



ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027


Anindilyakwa Land Council


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Anindilyakwa Land Council (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Groote Eylandt -- Periodicals

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ALC 15 year Strategic Plan 6. Goal B: Best Practice Service Delivery 65 that are being examined such as block funding; and supporting remote community partnerships. The MJD Foundation is working in collaboration with the NDIS Task Force to both identify and provide advocacy regarding the disability need/profile in remote Indigenous townships. What this actually means for the people of the Groote archipelago is still not known, however what is known is that where historically those with MJD have received services that have been snuck in under aged care funding, this will become a lot more structured under Individual Disability Plans and providers will be required to document and prioritise care to those who fit the funding requirements. While the service provider for Aged and Disability care may be the same, the way these services are administrated will be vastly different. RENAL FAILURE Community members and leaders have approached the ALC to lobby for more services to be provided for Renal Failure patients in the Groote archipelago, rather than for these services to be provided for in Darwin. Those patients who are in Darwin apparently do not have accommodation provided and struggle to cope away from their families. Current indications are that this is affecting a significant percentage of the total population. NT Health has provided some statistics for people with a diagnosed renal condition. There will be, of course, others at risk of renal problems with co-morbidities such as diabetes. Renal functioning is usually classified in 5 stages, with Stage 1 being normal and Stage 5 being kidney failure. Kidney Health Australia explains these stages quite well on their web page: http://www.kidney.org.au/kidneydisease/tabid/578/default.aspx The breakdown of numbers by community and stage of renal disease is below. Stages 3 to 5 are classified as Chronic Renal Disease. Township Stage Number diagnosed Angurugu: 3 16 4 1 5 7 Sub-total: 24 Umbakumba: 3 8 4 0 5 1 Sub-total 9 Total 33 The current dialysis unit for treating this condition is currently based in Angurugu and is considered inadequate. Most people are treated in Gove or Darwin.

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