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.

Open­ing hours 

Mon­day — Friday

8am – 4:30pm

19 Pater­son St 

Ten­nant Creek, NT 0860

Tel: (08) 8962 4846