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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.

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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.