On 1 January 2017, the Northern Territory (NT) will pass an important milestone in the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), with up to 300 eligible participants from the East Arnhem region and people living in supported accommodation in Darwin set to transition into the scheme over a six month period.
Territorians are being urged to heed advice about transporting, storing and preparing food safely this Christmas to avoid ruining their festive season with a bout of food poisoning.
Top End residents and visitors are urged to cover-up and protect themselves from mosquitoes over the festive season to avoid the mosquito-borne disease, Ross River virus (RRV).
Northern Territory residents and visitors are being reminded to avoid contact with all types of bats as they are all potential carriers of the serious and potentially deadly Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABL).
Australia's National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) will share its innovations and knowledge in preparing and responding to disaster response at a global meeting of Emergency Medical Teams in Hong Kong next week.
Top End residents are again being warned to cover up against mosquitoes following a recent case of Murray Valley Encephalitis (MVE) in the Katherine region.
A dedicated health professional who has given his all to the cardiac care of patients has been named the 2015 Northern Territory Nurse of the Year. Jeff Tinsley is currently the Clinical Nurse manager of the Coronary Care Unit and Chronic Disease Coordination Unit at Royal Darwin Hospital.
A 12-month pilot, which will allow appropriately trained NT pharmacists to administer influenza, measles mumps and rubella, adult diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus vaccines to eligible adults over the age of 16 years will begin in June 2015.