Spinifex Health Service delivers a range of programs which contribute to the comprehensive primary health care service provided in Tjuntjuntjara.
The health service actively engages local employees. Currently we employ one Aboriginal health practitioner, three Aboriginal health workers and numerous aged care workers.
There are three remote area nurse positions who each have a specialist area of focus:
child and maternal health
chronic disease management
continuous quality improvement
Our medical director spends time each month working in Tjuntjuntjara, and at other times provide remote support to clinic staff. Support and health services are also received from RFDS, Bega Garnbirringu, WACHS Population Health and Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital.
Spinifex Health Service is a member of the Kakarrara Wilurarra Health Alliance (KWHA) who conduct a monthly 2 day visit from Adelaide to assist Tjuntjuntjara to meet specialist and allied health service needs. Other visiting health services are delivered by fly in - fly out practitioners.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service provides emergency air retrieval to Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital or Perth when required.