Anyinginyi Congress Aboriginal Corporation

General Clinic | Tennant Creek, Australia

Hospital description

A rural clinic in an isolated small town on the main route north to Darwin, which provides primary care for the Aboriginal/Torres Islanders people of Tennant Creek who compose approximately 80% of the 2,500 patients seeking healthcare at the centre each year. This is a remote placement which will give the student not only experience of community medicine, but also an education in teamwork, resourcefulness and independence. The clinic is also part of an organisation that operates a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, including offering support in; alcohol aftercare, education, community development and also the Stolen Generation unit. The centre is also one of ten pilot sites for the Australian Rural Chronic Disease Initiative, to explore and document the processes for improving chronic conditions. The fee covers local travel, accommodation and full pastoral and educational support.

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Hospital type General Clinic
Local language English
Funding Status Public

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