Client: Katherine West Health Board

Health Service Planning Scoping Study: Capital Works (Review and assessment)

Project timeline: June 2007 - November 2007

Brief description:

The purpose of the study was to review and assess the health service model and associated infrastructure to inform capital works.

This project was undertaken as a collaboration between Kristine Battye Consulting and GHD, Darwin.


  • Description and review of service delivery model and resources across the Katherine West Health Board area, including consideration of recruitment & retention of skilled workforce; effective information management systems and capacity; adequate clinical infrastructure to support service provision to remote Aboriginal communities

  • Assessment of functionality of facilities in 8 health centres and of health staff housing

  • Identification of infrastructure needs and changes required to support current and future service provision

  • Identification of barriers towards achieving a sustainable health service delivery and recommendations on facility requirements and on the service delivery model

  • Assessment of adequacy of established positions and recommendations to achieve organisational recruitment and retention of skilled health professional staff

  • Preparation of priority plan for staged roll out of recommendations to increase clinical capacity, staff retention and workforce development.