Client: Katherine West Health Board
Health Service Planning Scoping Study: Capital Works (Review and assessment)
Project timeline: June 2007 - November 2007
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.