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Northern Territory budget papers 2010 - 2011



Northern Territory budget papers 2010 - 2011

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2010/11 Budget paper


Northern Territory. Department of Treasury


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Appropriations and expenditures; Periodicals; Budget; Finance, Public

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Northern Territory Government

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20 Health and Families 2010-11 Budget Health and Families Building the Territorys Health Workforce In 2010-11, increased funding is provided to expand the Territorys health workforce, including: $9.5M per annum, commencing from 2009-10, to implement a new nurse staffing methodology, with an additional 95 nursing positions employed across the Territory hospital network; $1.5M to fund an additional market allowance for Territory surgeons; $0.62M for additional staff in the Royal Darwin Hospital pathology unit; $0.58M for additional environmental health officers; and $0.5M to increase health and community school-based apprenticeships. Hospitals and Health Facilities Major upgrades and improvements to health infrastructure totalling $211M in 2010-11, include: $43.5M to upgrade the emergency stand-by power generation at Royal Darwin Hospital and $2.6M for interim power generators during planned infrastructure upgrades; $19.6M to relocate the Alice Springs Hospital Emergency Department; $12M over three years to improve security, fire and electrical safety at hospitals; $9.4M to continue implementing new facilities in Darwin and Alice Springs, providing secure accommodation for young people and adults with complex care needs; $3.8M for additional staff accommodation at Gove District Hospital; $4.5M for Milingimbi health centre; and $0.8M to upgrade Borroloola health centre. Continued improvement in the health and wellbeing of Territorians, particularly young people, is a key Government priority for 2010-11. Significant investment in initiatives that build the health workforce, enhance child protection services and deliver local radiation oncology services are underpinned by major upgrades to Territory hospitals and health facilities. In 2010-11, $1.16 billion is provided for the Department of Health and Families including $483.6 million for Territory hospitals, $311 million for health and wellbeing services, $63.7 million for public health services and $135.6 million for family and childrens services. Oncology Services The 2010-11 Budget includes increased funding of $7.26 million for ongoing operational costs of the new $22 million Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre and associated radiation oncology and chemotherapy services from Royal Darwin Hospital, including: $3.2 million to support operation of the new centre; $2.48 million for additional specialist allied health staff and ancillary hospital services; $0.82 million for expanded chemotherapy services and staff; and $0.75 million for self care patient accommodation at the newly refurbished Mirambeena Street facility. An additional $3.07 million is also provided in 2009-10 for the implementation of oncology and associated services. Community Health Initiatives The 2010-11 Budget includes new and continuing health initiatives for community health services delivered through community care centres, rural and remote health centres and services from clinics, schools and in the home. Additional funding includes: $2.26 million to continue enhancements to secure care services for young people and adults with complex care needs; $0.93 million to establish a new Territory-wide 24 hour mental health hotline and emergency support service;