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Dajarra Primary Health Clinic
Dajarra Primary Health Clinic is in a remote setting challenged by geographical distances, isolation and extreme weather variances.
The Dajarra population is comprised of several family groups that form a core group of long-term Dajarra residents, the population of Dajarra is approximately 190 people.
The area has a rich Aboriginal heritage and the Traditional Custodians of the Dajarra area are the Yulluna people. In total, 60.3 per cent of the population identify as Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Dajarra Primary Health Clinic is a Level 1 facility under the Rural and Remote Clinical Services Capability Framework. The service provides low risk ambulatory, acute and preventative care provided by nurses, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, administration and operational staff. Dajarra Primary Health Clinic provides a nurse-led 24-hour acute and emergency on-call service with a hospital-based ambulance.
Dajarra Primary Health Clinic is a nurse-led facility with a nurse practitioner model of care, focusing on chronic disease management, preventative health, health promotion and health education. The clinic offers pharmacy services, sexual and women’s health services, antenatal and post-natal care, child health, immunisation, school-based wellness health checks and community home visits.
Visiting services include the Royal Flying Doctor Service, endocrinology, cardiology, child health nurse, women’s health nurse, dentistry, diabetes nurse practitioner and the North West Remote Health team which consists of diabetes nurse educator, podiatry, occupational therapy and exercise physiologist.
Common episodes of care include: Head injuries, heart failure, oesophagitis (reflux), kidney and urinary tract infections, injuries, poisoning and toxic effect of drugs.
Dajarra lies within the Cloncurry Shire Council local government area.
Cloncurry Shire Council is focused on creating an improved future while remaining responsive to the current needs of the community as broadly defined. This identity shifts our focus from that of a provider or supplier of infrastructure including roads, water, sewerage, waste management and rates to one of articulating that Council has an increased focus on planning for the long-term needs of the community and coordinating the delivery and ongoing management of services, infrastructure and facilities.
The Council is further committed to enhancing the liveability of the greater Cloncurry Shire community through coordinating the provision of social facilities to make the Shire a more liveable community.
Cloncurry Shire Council Website: www.cloncurry.qld.gov.au