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Health Alert: Meningococcal outbreak in Central Australia

Meningococcal disease is an uncommon, life-threatening illness due to a bacterial infection of the blood and/or the membranes that line the spinal cord and brain and occasionally infect other sites, such as large joints.

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Updated Statement - Alice Springs Hospital Pathology Building

We continue to review the status of asbestos in the Pathology building at the Alice Springs Hospital.

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Top End communities celebrate Health Centre openings

The Top End communities of Numbulwar, Umbakumba and Ngukurr are celebrating this month with the opening of three key health centres.

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Statement on Alice Springs Hospital Pathology Building

The Pathology Building at Alice Springs Hospital has been closed and has been secured pending the removal of asbestos. The most recent air sampling and swab testing for asbestos in the Pathology Building has returned a low positive result, following minor works over the weekend.

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NT Health embraces social media

The Northern Territory Department of Health has officially launched a new Facebook page known as NT Health. This page will incorporate messaging and news from the Department of Health, Top End Health Service and Central Australia Health Service. It creates an easily accessible online source for Territorians and visitors to the Northern Territory to obtain health related information.

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Talking up about health and happiness survey

Northern Territory Health is urging all young Top End and Central Australian people to help improve youth services in the Territory by taking part in a key new survey.

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Improving Health Services – EOI for New Territory-wide NT Clinical Senate

The Territory Labor Government is continuing to improve health services across the Territory and today is calling for Expressions of Interest for its new multi-disciplinary Northern Territory Clinical Senate.

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Strong interest in health at the Central Australia Careers Expo’s

Central Australia Health Service (CAHS) staff members were swamped with enquiries from eager high school students during the NT Skills, Employment & Careers Expo in both Alice Springs and Tennant Creek last week.

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Young Voice Competition

Dear parents and carers 

We are encouraging children aged between 6 and 12 to send in their drawings, paintings, songs, photos, stories or poems to show us: 

  • What makes your child feel healthy and happy?


  • What does a healthy community look like?

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Statement regarding peak in demand for emergency care at Royal Darwin Hospital

Royal Darwin Hospital is currently experiencing a peak in demand for emergency care.