2012 Annual Report
Nganampa Health Council's 2012 annual report is now available from this website. Both the full annual report, plus reports that discuss the individual programs in more detail are available.
The Annual Report highlights a number of significant achievements in the past year including:
- Improved Medical Officer coverage.
- 100% childhood immunisation rates.
- An improved chronic disease management program leading to increased adult health checks.
- The launch of some important new e-health initiatives.
- Continuing high levels of participation in our sexual health screen and continued low levels of infection.
- A high proportion of antenates presenting for initial assessment in the first trimester.
- A continued strong financial position.
Nganampa Health Council STI Screen
Nganampa Health Council's STI screen is currently taking place. This is a key element of what has been well recognised as a very successful program. This program has been recognised by the Productivity Commission's Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report, the Interim Report of the National Health and Hospital Reform Commission Report, and the Australian Medical Journal.
Nganampa Health Council Achievements Highlighted
Some of Nganampa Health Council's achievements have been highlighted in a Crikey Blog following a presentation by Stewart Roper at a recent conference. Stewart also launched a book of photography at the conference. Congratulations Stewart.
Tjilpi Pampa Ngura Aged Care Facility
We would like to acknowledge and thank the people of the town of Bute, particularly those involved with the Uniting Church, for making gifts for the residents of our Tjilpi Pampa Ngura Aged Care Facility.
Almost all the residents of the tiny town (population 565) were involved in making and donating beanies, bed socks, nighties, scarves, boxes of toiletries, jewellery and other lovely gifts. They were very much appreciated by the residents and certainly put a smile on many faces.
Nganampa Health Council think the people of Bute are just beaut!
Nganampa Health Council is please to announce that we have successfully met the Royal Australian College of General Practitioner's Standards and we will remain an accredited health service for the next three years.
Thanks to all the staff who put so much effort into this process.
Nganampa Health 2011/12 Financial ReportThe Nganampa Health Council 2011/12 Financial Report can be found in
the "Downloads Reports & Documents" section on this page.
Dr Martin Kelly
Congratulations to Dr Martin Kelly who contributed to an article in the Medical Journal of Australia into Type 2 diabetes in young Indigenous Australians. The article can be accessed from
Pirpantji Rive Nelson
Pirpantji Rive-Nelson was recently featured in a Griffith University magazine. You can read about this here. Nganampa Health has been assisting Pirpantji with his studies by providing a scholarship. Friends of Nganampa Health have donated money to our Scholarship Fund that we award to Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara people undertaking tertiary studies.You can donate money to this Fund by contacting Nganampa Health.
Congratulations to our Health WorkersCongratulations to our Health Worker Barbara Moore for winning the General
Painting Award in the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art
Award. You can view Barbara's painting at http://natsiaa29.nt.gov.au/award-winners.
to our Health Worker Pantjiti Lewis for completing Certificate III Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care.
Some good news in the world of e-health.
Nganampa Health has for a number of years operated a digital x-ray unit at Pukatja. Despite being digital, snail mail had to be used to send the images to Alice Springs. With the mail plane only coming once per week, this created long delays.
On Thursday we transmitted our first x-ray electronically. The x-ray was taken at 4:30 pm and reported on within two hours. Normally this would have taken in excess of a week.
We are very excited about this development.
Thanks to George and Geoffrey for their help setting this up.
Nganampa Health Council has just installed video conferencing units in our clinics on the APY Lands. The units were supplied by SA Health. We look forward to using them for telemedicine consults.
Nganampa Health Council has for over a decade sponsored Kindred Production's to come to the APY Lands and conduct circus workshops. This trip has recently concluded and approximately 100 school students from Pukatja and Yunyarinyi participated in the program. Thanks to Michelle and her gang for their efforts.
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