Remote Aboriginal health clinics

 

Remote Aboriginal health clinics

 

Project status:  In progress

Three clinics in remote Aboriginal communities have currently been upgraded (Mulan, Billiluna and Noonkanbah), as part of a $22.2 million investment by the Royalties for Regions program.

The key objective of the Remote Indigenous Health Clinics initiative is to optimise access to quality primary health care services in remote communities by ensuring that all clinics are fit-for-purpose.

The investment will address the health and safety needs of remote health clinics, improving the health outcomes of local residents.

The project is continually improving health outcomes and addressing service delivery in communities.

The project has adopted culturally appropriate clinic designs, in consultation with community members, to encourage utilisation of the upgraded facilities. It has also re-orientated the focus of each clinic to best address each community's health priorities.

Access to quality primary health care services is crucial to the improvement of indigenous health and is essential in order to successfully and sustainably close the gap in life expectancy.

The project is managed by the WA Country Health Service and is expected to be completed by March 2016.

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