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Katherine West Health Board

Providing primary health care services in the Northern Territory's Mid-West.

http://www.kwhb.com.au/

Estab­lished in 1998, the Kather­ine West Health Board Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion is the sole provider of pri­ma­ry health care ser­vices (clin­i­cal, emer­gency and pre­ven­ta­tive) to most­ly abo­rig­i­nal clients over a 162,000 sq/​km region on the west­ern side of the North­ern Territory.

This enor­mous area of rolling bush, riv­er and desert coun­try extends from Kather­ine in the north east, to the North­ern tip of the Tana­mi Desert in the south west, and all the way into the sun­set at the West­ern Aus­tralia Border.

We adhere to the prin­ci­ple of abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ty con­trol and are gov­erned by a board of elect­ed abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers, who guide us in pro­vid­ing the best ser­vices pos­si­ble to com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers through­out our region. We face many chal­lenges to bet­ter health out­comes for our com­mu­ni­ties; how­ev­er we are res­olute­ly com­mit­ted in work­ing to pro­vide improved health ser­vices, guid­ance and out­comes for every per­son in our region.

Kather­ine West Health Board owns and oper­ates sev­en ful­ly equipped health cen­tres in com­mu­ni­ties of vary­ing size. Our largest com­mu­ni­ty has 1500 per­ma­nent res­i­dents, while our small­est health cen­tre ser­vices only 40 per­ma­nent res­i­dents. Our Com­mu­ni­ty Health Cen­ters are staffed by GPs, Reg­is­tered Nurs­ing Staff, Admin Staff, ful­ly trained Abo­rig­i­nal Health Work­ers and a grow­ing com­ple­ment of train­ing Abo­rig­i­nal Health Work­ers. We also wel­come the ongo­ing con­tri­bu­tion of vis­it­ing spe­cial­ists, who con­sult in our region frequently.

Kather­ine West Health Cen­tres are­lo­cat­ed in the com­mu­ni­ties of; Bul­la , Kalka­rind­ji , Laja­manu , Mialu­ni , Pigeon Hole , Tim­ber Creek and Yarralin.

We also have a Mobile Health Team that trav­els to the vary­ing out­sta­tions and cat­tle prop­er­ties to ser­vice the health needs of the work­ers and res­i­dents of these remote out­back posts.

Out­sta­tions ser­viced by KWHB Mobile Pro­gram are Dilinya,Djarrung, Innes­vale, Fitzroy, Old Top Springs, Mis­take Creek, Waterloo,Rosewood, Nel­son Springs , Bam­boo Springs, Buck­et Springs, Bub­ble Bub­ble, Doo­jum, Mar­ralam Out­sta­tion and Knee­bone Outstation.