Regional Remote Health
Manu Kinapina Parlpuru Ninji Kari — Regional Remote Health Services (RRHS), provides primary health care and allied health services to residents of the Barkly Region.
The RRHS team ensures Anyinginyi Health are able to expand its primary health care services to surrounding Aboriginal communities.
The team services four remote communities two in the South (Mungkarta and Nguyarrmini) and two in the North (Wogyala and Corella Creek) Barkly Region. All communities are visited once fortnightly except for Mungkarta as it has a greater population as compared to the other three communities. All visits are day trips expect for the Corella Creek trip which is an approximately 800km return trip.
This initiative to cover remote communities is one of Anyinginyis’ efforts of going far and beyond in closing the gap — that is trying to meet the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have challenges accessing health services due to distance.
Other than attending to daily and emerging health needs of the communities, the main focus of the Regional Remote team is:
- immunisations — timeliness and catch-up
- antenatal and postnatal care
- chronic disease checks and management.
School visits at the remote communities also help support teachers to identify emerging health issues with children.
The following programs and services operate under RRHS:
- primary health care (predominantly team of Aboriginal Health Partitioners and RNs), with GP services on a rotational basis
- Allied health services including, Podiatrist and physiotherapist visits and other specialists depending on need.
Monday — Friday
8am – 5pm
1⁄9 Paterson St
Tennant Creek, NT 0860
Tel: (08) 8962 4846