HEALTH SERVICE MANAGER: Patricia Algate
DESCRIPTION: Primary Health Facility. The Dareton Primary Health Service covers the Wentworth and Balranald Shire and provides a hub for a diverse range of services for the whole community. This clinic provides only primary health care and operates Monday to Friday during business hours.
SERVICES AVAILABLE: Primary Health Nursing services including Palliative Care Specialists, Continence Nurse, Diabetic Educator, Women’s Health nurse, an Aged Care assessment team, Child and Family Health Nurse, Community Midwife, Generalist Primary Health nurses, Psycho-oncology Counsellor, Social Worker, Early Intervention Educator and Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Clinicians.
Services also include those provided by Aboriginal Health Workers, who promote a primary health approach to address Aboriginal health needs with a focus on prevention, early detection and care.
SERVICES OFFERED ON SITE: Visiting Services to Dareton and Balranald includes Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Registrar, Endocrinologist (via Telehealth), Geriatrician Services (via Telehealth) , Social Worker, Dietician, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathologist, Physiotherapy and Podiatrist. The majority of these clinicians visit from Mildura or Robinvale, in Victoria.
There are no medical services provided on site at the clinic. Clients are either referred back to their own general practitioner or to the Coomealla or Mildura Aboriginal Medical Services.
ACTIVE PROJECTS ON SITE:
1. Healthy Living Programs - Fit and Strong (a weekly gentle supervised exercise program for older people), Tai Chi for Arthritis (weekly supervised program) and Skirts Aqua Fitness (weekly water based program run during summer).
2. Child Immunisation clinics – run at Dareton and outreach centres at Wentworth and Buronga-Gol Gol on a fortnightly basis
3. Move 2 Music – a music and dance therapy program aimed at older people.
For more information on any of the programs listed above please contact Health Service Manager on 03 5021 7200.
HEALTH COUNCIL CONTACT DETAILS: Two Rivers Health Council.
Chair of Health Council: Sandra O'Connor.
Contact number: 0417 386 717 (Dareton and Wentworth).
Dates of Health Council meetings: Third Tuesday of the month.