Parlpuru Ninji Kari — Health Services support health and wellbeing for every stage of our clients’ life.
Anyinginyi Health provides culturally responsive primary health care services that are client centred and contribute to improving the health of the Aboriginal community of Tennant Creek and the Barkly region. Our Aboriginal health model means that Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHPs) are in the frontline tending to clients in the first instance. The AHPs provide triage, management and treatment that is within their scope. As a multidisciplinary team, this model is supported by Registered Nurses, General Practitioners, Specialists and Allied Health teams.
We operate in a region with a high burden of disease and complex needs arising from disadvantage and social inequality. Our multi-disciplinary Health Services team delivers high-quality care to address these complex needs within our scope, while advocating for other areas of need in our community.
At Anyinginyi we believe in preventative care and offer regular health checks and screening to ensure early detection and treatment. We also work with our clients to develop care management plans and provide ongoing wrap-around support services for those who are at risk of, or, diagnosed with chronic disease. Our referral pathways ensure that Allied Health and Specialists form part of our clients’ health and wellbeing.
Our dedication to providing equal opportunities for health ensures:
We believe that quality multi-disciplinary health and well-being services leads to better health outcomes for Aboriginal people in the Barkly region. We are informed by our cultural protocols, policy and best practice when planning our programs and when making health service delivery decisions.
Our programs focus on every stage of our clients’ lives, from babies to the elderly, providing dedicated and focussed care in the areas of:
- child and maternal health
- women’s health
- men’s health
- renal care.
We also have a dedicated remote health services team who work with surrounding Aboriginal communities within the Barkly region.
Aboriginal Health Practitioners
Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHPs) are responsible for delivering safe, high quality clinical services and patient care. With the increased scope of practice that the Northern Territory trained Aboriginal Health Practitioners possess, we are privileged to have Aboriginal Health Practitioners who are able to do more to address the health care needs of the community.
As the face of the Health Services section, Aboriginal Health Practitioners play a pivotal role in building the community’s trust. They operate in accordance with the Primary Clinical Care Manual as well as applicable legislation and regulations. AHPs act as a bridge in ensuring that non-Aboriginal staff provide culturally safe and appropriate care and services.