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Table 2 Paediatric and child health services in the Fitzroy Valley 2013: by location

From: Review of Aboriginal child health services in remote Western Australia identifies challenges and informs solutions

Health professional Visiting schedule
Fitzroy Crossing (total population approx. 3500)
Specialist – Paediatrician Monthly (Mon/Tues/Wed of the week)
Specialist – Paediatric cardiologist 6 monthly
Specialist – Ear/Nose/Throat (not child specific) 4 times yearly
Paediatric nurse practitioner 1 week per month (with paediatrician)
Allied Health team (OT/ST/PT) Twice monthly (6 days per month)
WA Country Health Service dietician 1 day per month
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Week on/week off (no specific days for visiting remotes)
Department of Education psychologist (4 schools in the Valley including Fitzroy Crossing) Full time
Department of Education psychologist (4 Independent community schools, outside of Fitzroy Crossing) Full time
Community health nurse Full time
School nurse Full time
Large Remote Communities (total population > 150)
Noonkanbah (pop.315; 135 km*)
 Specialist – Paediatrician 12 times/ year (Tuesdays)
 ENT Will visit but only if sufficient patients
 Allied Health team 1 day/month (Mondays)
 Boab Health dietician 1 day/month
 Remote clinic 4 × 5 h days per week
 VRFDS clinic – GP plus RFDS primary health care nurse
CAMHS worker
Every second Wednesday
Monthly
Bayulu (pop. 271; 20 km*)
 Specialist – Paediatrician 6 times/year (Thursdays)
 Allied Health team Visit from Fitzroy Crossing – on demand
 Remote clinic 4 × 6 h days per month
 Boab Health dietician 1 day per month
Wankgatjungka (pop. 169; 140 km*)
 Specialist- Paediatrician 6 times/year (Thursdays – alternatemonths with Bayulu)
 Allied Health team 12 times/year (Wednesdays)
 Remote clinic 4 × 5 h days per week
 Boab Health dietician 1 day per month
 CAMHS worker Monthly
Small Remote Communities (total population < 100)
Yakanarra (pop. 100; 150 km*)
 Allied Health team 3 times/year
 RFDS clinic – GP plus RFDS nurse Weekly
 Boab Health dietician 1 day/month if seat available on RFDS plane
Koorabye (pop. 64; 100 km*)
 RFDS clinic – GP plus RFDS nurse Twice monthly
 Boab Health dietician 1 day/month if seat available on RFDS plane
Djugerari (pop. 59; 125 km*
 Allied Health team 3 times/ year
 RFDS clinic – GP plus RFDS nurse Weekly
 Boab Health dietician 1 day/month if seat available on RFDS plane
Kadjina (pop. 39; 210 km*)
 Allied Health team 3 times/ year
 RFDS clinic – GP plus RFDS nurse 1 day/month
 Boab Health dietician 1 day/month if seat available on RFDS plane
  1. Population derived from Morphy F [9]
  2. *Approximate distance from Fitzroy Crossing