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NT on alert for Japanese encephalitis

Northern Territory residents and visitors are being reminded to protect themselves from mosquito bites following an increase in the number of feral pigs that have tested positive for Japanese encephalitis (JE) in the Top End region.

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Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards 2022

The Northern Territory Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding efforts of nurses and midwives who are exemplars in their profession, and who make a difference to the health and wellbeing of Territorians on a daily basis.

Nominations open for the Northern Territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Practitioner Excellence Awards

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Nominations open for the Northern Territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Practitioner Excellence Awards

Aboriginal Health Workers and Aboriginal Health Practitioners are the essential conduit between traditional and western health services. They are critical to closing the health gap by delivering culturally safe, holistic and client focused care in often challenging circumstances and locations.

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COVID-19 Wastewater Testing in 10 Top End Locations

NT Health has commenced a COVID-19 wastewater testing system across 10 Top End locations, as a further surveillance system to complement existing pathology-based COVID-19 testing for individuals.

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Media Statement: Chief Health Officer arrangements

Chief Health Officer, Dr Hugh Heggie has been travelling in Victoria, when the Northern Territory Government declared Greater Melbourne a hotspot on Thursday 27 May 2021.

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Nurses and Midwives Acknowledged for Excellence

Northern Territory nurses and midwives have been recognised tonight in Darwin at the 2021 Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards in a year of record nominations.

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Royal Darwin Hospital incident

A Code Red was called this morning at the Royal Darwin Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) after staff noticed smoke and an acrid smell in the area.

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Statement of leave

Northern Territory Chief Health Officer Dr Hugh Heggie is undertaking a six week period of recreational leave, effective today, Thursday 22 April 2021.

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Mosquito borne disease risk

Visitors and Territorians alike are urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites as Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus (MVE) and Kunjin Virus activity have been detected in the Top End and Barkly regions.

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Advance Personal Planning is your voice

It is National Advance Care Planning Week (22 - 26 March) and Territory Palliative Care is encouraging Territorians to learn more about advance personal planning.