Famil group got firsthand look at the NT’s leading health sector facilities
The four day programme saw the famil participants network with their sector peers in the Northern Territory whilst visiting leading health sector facilities and also viewing Darwin’s business events infrastructure.
The technical tour component of the programme encompassed some of the Northern Territory’s leading health sector operations. These included Darwin’s globally-recognised National Critical Care & Trauma Response Centre which is located at Royal Darwin Hospital. This centre was developed in 2005 to respond to incidents which pose significant health threats, with its geographic location making it Australia’s first responder to major onshore and offshore incidents in Australia and South East Asia.
The group also visited Northern Territory Radiation Oncology which provides the very latest in radiation and chemotherapy treatments for patients from throughout the NT, as well as those from East Timor. Famil participants also undertook a walk-through of the workshops at HPA Disability Services, a non-government, not-for-profit organisation which provides services to Territorians who have an intellectual, physical or mental disability.
The site visit to CareFlight Northern Operations headquarters enabled the participants to learn about this critical care aeromedical retrieval service which operates in the Top End and SE Asia.
“To have a site visit that was filled with interesting medical visits, some of which are found only in the outback, was much appreciated,” said Vicki Evans, vice president of the World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses.
“Anyone can have a conference in the big cities of Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, but to have one in Darwin gives you the added extra of an experience like no other.”