NACCHO Aboriginal Health ACCHO NEWS : @KenWyattMP announces 25 Aboriginal health services to undertake facility upgrades and repairs worth $2.7 million with funding from the Service Maintenance Program

 ” Twenty-five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services across the nation are undertaking facility upgrades and repairs, thanks to more than $2.7 million in funding from the Service Maintenance Program.

The funds have been allocated to improve the safety and accessibility of services in the Northern Territory, Western Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania.

This includes vital support for clinics, accommodation and associated facilities, so staff can continue delivering comprehensive primary health care to First Nations people that is culturally appropriate and best practice.”

Minister Ken Wyatt Press Release

Download full list of projects funded 

2017-18 SMP – Full ACCHO list

Our Government has given priority to services seeking urgent repairs and maintenance, especially facilities based in remote and very remote areas.

Significant projects include:

    • Urgent security and safety upgrades to the Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation’s Men’s Health Clinic in Tennant Creek to include duress alarms and swipe cards
    • Improving cultural appropriateness, safety and access at the Dhauwurd-Wurrung Portland and District Aboriginal Elderly Citizens Inc. clinic
    • Extending phlebotomy clean rooms at the Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation and the Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation to allow immediate testing of children’s lead and iron levels

The Service Maintenance Program – part of the Indigenous Australians’ Health Program (IAHP) – supports the improvement of health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through better access to health services.

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation
Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service
Condobolin Aboriginal Health Service Inc.
Coonamble Aboriginal Health Service Limited
Derby Aboriginal Health Service Council Aboriginal Corporation
Dhauwurd-Wurrung Portland and District Aboriginal Elderly Citizens Inc
Goondir Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Corporation for Health Services
Griffith Aboriginal Medical Service Inc
Gundutjmara Aboriginal Cooperative Ltd
Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation
Indigenous Wellbeing Centre Ltd
Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation
Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation
Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation
Nganampa Health Council Inc
Orange Aboriginal Corporation Health Service (OAMS)
Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service (OVAHS)
Paupiyala Tjuratja Aboriginal Corporation
Pintupi Homelands Health Service Aboriginal Corporation
Pius X Aboriginal Corporation
Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation
South East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation
Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation
Tobwabba Aboriginal Medical Service
Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service Ltd

Under the IAHP, we are committed to providing First Nations people with access to quality, comprehensive and culturally appropriate primary health care.

In the recent Budget, our Government announced $3.9 billion over four years to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, an increase of approximately four per cent per year.

One comment on “NACCHO Aboriginal Health ACCHO NEWS : @KenWyattMP announces 25 Aboriginal health services to undertake facility upgrades and repairs worth $2.7 million with funding from the Service Maintenance Program

  1. These improvements underline the importance of having Aboriginal Leaders in charge of Aboriginal matters. Thank you Minister Wyatt.

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