Administrator's Medal in Primary Health - Team Winner
Congratulations to Team Administrator’s Medal in Primary Health Care recipients, The Vaccination Service Team at Danila Dilba Health Service!
The Vaccination Service Team are applauded for their contribution to the Territory’s COVID-19 response, their high levels of collaboration and their ongoing work to not only vaccinate but to communicate with their clients.
Danila Dilba, as the only Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in Darwin, provides a broad range of services and has been instrumental in the Territory’s COVID-19 response. As the main non-government vaccine provider in the Darwin area, their work has included setting up as a COVID-19 test centre and meeting the rigorous requirements of the Australian Government to fulfil that role, as delivering vaccinations. As of late July, the vaccination service had delivered approximately 3960 vaccines, representing almost 4% of the Territory’s vaccinations at that point in time. Danila Dilba’s vaccine service is provided in a culturally safe environment by their Aboriginal staff who are both culturally and linguistically diverse. The team also engaged with local homeless and vulnerable people to ensure a whole of community response and so that this group of our population were not an afterthought, but a focus of the vaccination strategy and made to feel comfortable. The panel recognised Danila Dilba’s vaccination service for their commitment to a whole of community response, their high levels of collaboration and their ongoing work to not only vaccinate but to communicate with their clients, provide a safe and welcoming environment and for their contribution to the Territory’s COVID-19 response.
The Administrator’s Medals in Primary Health Care are proudly sponsored in partnership by Northern Territory Primary Health Network, Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory, Health Providers Alliance NT, Centre For Remote Health, CRANAplus, Northern Territory General Practice Education, Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health and NT Health.