PDF printable version of Joint Media Statement by Senator Fiona Nash, Assistant Minister for Health, and Peter Styles, NT Minister for Infrastructure, regarding the Kaltukatjara Health Clinic (PDF 335 KB)
Joint Media Statement
Senator Fiona Nash
Assistant Minister for Health
NT Minister for Infrastructure
27 November 2014
The Northern Territory Government has released a tender for works on upgrades to Kaltukatjara Health clinic in Central Australia.
Australian Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash said the health clinic located in Docker River will improve access to Primary Health Care in remote Northern Territory.
“The upgrades to the health clinic are part of the Health and Hospitals Fund financed by the Federal Government and will improve access to primary health for Territorians living in remote areas,” Minister Nash said.
“The Australian Government is committed to supporting our health system to meet current and future challenges, through strong infrastructure programs.”
Northern Territory Minister for Infrastructure Peter Styles said the project provides a bigger, better and more culturally appropriate health centre with dedicated spaces for a range of health services.
“There will be improved health outcomes within the community as a result of the upgrades to the Kaltukatjara Health clinic,” Minister Styles said.
“Providing a designated emergency room with direct access from the ambulance bay, a brand new dental clinic and separate male and female entrances, the Northern Territory Government is meeting the needs of the community.
“The special children’s consultation room will give families access to the facilities they need for their children.
“The department of Infrastructure and the Department of Health are working together to ensure successful project outcomes along with PAWA and Mode Design Pty Ltd.
“The Federal Coalition and the Country Liberals Government are delivering health and infrastructure projects in the bush to improve health outcomes for those most seriously disadvantaged and most in need of assistance.”
The Federal Government funded tender is expected to be awarded in February 2015, with work to commence in March 2015.
For Ms Nash: Greg Doolan 0433 345 323
For Mr Styles: Renee Miller 0407 400 446