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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?

or

  • 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.

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New culturally appropriate video supports safe eating and drinking

This week is national Speech Pathology Week and an appropriate time for the Central Australia Health Service to launch a video aimed at promoting eating, drinking and swallowing safely.

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Renovation works start at Flynn Drive Health Centre

The Central Australia Health Service is advising clients and staff members that construction for a major renovation has started at the Flynn Drive Health Centre and a temporary change of access to some of the buildings may result.

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Full moon to bring out biting midges

It’s the biting midge season again, and numbers are expected to rise around the full moon next week. Highest numbers are expected three days before and after each full and new moon until December.

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The flu is on its way. Get vaccinated now, before it is too late.

A recent increase in Influenza around the country is now starting to be seen in the Northern Territory so the Department of Health is urging people to make sure they have their 2017 flu vaccination – and if not vaccinated yet, to get it as soon as possible.

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Katherine Town Water Supply and PFAS Testing Results

Last year, the Australian Department of Defence notified the Northern Territory Government of the presence of per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, also known as 'PFAS', in the vicinity of some Defence bases around Australia including Tindal.

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Don’t be a casualty this Territory Day

Territory Day is a time of celebration and fun however every year a small number of people suffer serious and often lasting injuries from firework related injuries.

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Know how to treat a burn - Cool it, Cover it, Call 000

First aid for burn injuries is the key focus of this year's NT Burns Awareness Week in the Northern Territory.

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Expressions of Interest - Health Advisory Committees

Territorians who are passionate about improving Health Services are urged to apply for positions with two new Health Advisory Committees for Central Australia Health Service (CAHS) and Top End Health Service (TEHS) respectively.