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.
We continue to review the status of asbestos in the Pathology building at the Alice Springs Hospital.
The Top End communities of Numbulwar, Umbakumba and Ngukurr are celebrating this month with the opening of three key health centres.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?orWhat does a healthy community look like?
Royal Darwin Hospital is currently experiencing a peak in demand for emergency care.