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Department of Health and Community Services annual report 2006 - 2007



Department of Health and Community Services annual report 2006 - 2007

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Annual report 2006-2007


Northern Territory. Department of Health and Community Services


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Northern Territory Government

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Department of Health and Families annual report

Previously known as

Territory Health Services annual report

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Northern Territory Government



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Home Birth Services (HBS): The aim of the HBS is to provide a safe home birth service to the women of Darwin (including Palmerston) and Alice Springs. Table 9> HBS Total service Events 2006-2007 Number accessing service Number of Home Births Number of Hospital Births Transfer Rate Alice Springs 26 11 2 15% Darwin 61 25 10 29% Total 87 35 12 25% Hearing Services Hearing services are provided in urban centres and remote communities and cover comprehensive diagnostic audiological and audiometric services, liaison with and education of other health professionals on management of hearing loss, and education of parents and teachers. Program developments/outcomes in 2006-07: Established a Community Audiometry and Ear Health Worker position to service a number of remote communities to provide hearing assessments and work closely with families, community members, NGOs and staff within other NT and Australian government agencies. Initiated a 12-month Speech Pathology project to target early intervention, communication development and stimulation strategies and ear health education for indigenous children less than three years with a hearing loss. Improved Audiology services to remote communities using fly in Audiology services funded by Office of Aboriginal and Torres Islander Health. Assessed 4 429 clients for hearing problems with those assessed with hearing loss referred for further services. Community and Primary Care Services Community and Primary Care services (CPC) undertake: client focused health education, promotion and assessment services nursing care for clients with a chronic disease or long-term illness including wound management and care, and support in continence management palliative care nursing immunisation social work service in Darwin and Palmerston the Community Resource Team, facilitates the transition from hospital to the community for clients with complex care needs. D H C S A n n u a l R e p o r t 2 0 0 6 - 2 0 0 7 95

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