The Ngaanyatjarra Health Service provides a range of services with a population health care focus across the Ngaanyatjarra region in Western Australia. They include health centres delivering primary and acute health care provided by Remote Area Nurses, Aboriginal Health Practitioners and specialist Population Health staff, supported by General Practitioners. There is also a comprehensive program of visiting specialist medical and public health services.
We are AGPAL accredited, and as an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, service priorities and needs are informed by the key priorities of the Board as set out in the NHS strategic plan.
Other services include environmental health programs, health promotion, social and emotional wellbeing programs, and a range of healthy ageing and disability supports.
NHS manages these services within a framework of three broad program areas:
All of our programs are supported by finance, human resources, patient liaison services, logistics and asset management based in Alice Springs, along with specific health system supports on the Lands and in Alice Springs, including:
- Workforce development and professional practice
- Continuous quality improvement and performance
- Health information
- Medicare support