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Top End Health Service committed to patient safety

With the inaugural World Patient Safety Day on Tuesday 17 September 2019, Top End Health Service is deeply committed to patient safety.

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Travelling these school holidays? Make sure your vaccinations are up to date

Territorians are being reminded to ensure they are fully immunised against measles before travelling over the school holiday period, as cases are currently present in Australia and much of the rest of the world.

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Smoky conditions – health alert

The bushfires currently burning in the Greater Darwin region and Top End have led to smoky conditions that may be a risk to people with respiratory ailments.

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Applications open for youth grants

The Department of Health is now accepting applications for funding through the 2020 Alcohol and Other Drugs Youth Grants Program.

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NDIS Worker Screening (NT) Information Paper 2019

Worker screening is a tool NDIS registered providers can use to check that the people who are working, or wish to work, with NDIS participants do not present an unacceptable risk to the NDIS participant. The NDIS Worker Screening Check is an assessment of a person’s known past criminal history, professional misconduct in the workplace and other relevant information.

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Kids Stress Less conveys positive mental health messages to children

The major activities for Kids Stress Less in 2019 are designed to give school children a better knowledge of how to recognise mental health issues; how to assist anyone who may be in a ‘bad place’; and how to develop skills to recognise bullying and build resilience.

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Box jellyfish in Territory coastal waters

As temperatures and humidity rise in the Top End, the Public Health Unit is reminding Territorians and visitors to be aware of increasing numbers of box jellyfish – or ‘stingers’ – in coastal waters.

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Celebrating Wellness in Tennant Creek

Stress Less in Tennant Creek is back for a second year in this outback town promoting the importance of wellness at a community event that has embraced the community.

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Biting midge season to start

It is the time of the year again, when biting midges come out in force. High numbers are expected from 5 to 11 August coinciding with the full moon cycle.

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Grab your plus one today and register - DonateLife Week

This DonateLife Week, the Top End Health Service is encouraging Territorians to register to be an organ and tissue donor, "grab your plus one", have a conversation about donation with family and friends and encourage them to register also.