The Palmerston clinic provides high quality health care in a culturally safe and appropriate environment. Like all our clinics, Palmerston Health Clinic supports and encourages an Aboriginal Health Practitioner first policy and there may be instances where you will first be attended to by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner before you see a General Practitioner.
General Practitioners, Aboriginal Health Practitioners, Registered Nurses and additional staff provide a comprehensive primary health care service, acute and emergency care, also including chronic disease management.
Other services include care coordination, a renal team, specialist clinics, diabetic educator, chronic disease support, family support workers, Tackling Indigenous Smoking support, Alcohol and Other Drugs support, maternal health and counselling services.
Family Support Workers and Indigenous Outreach Workers engage with our clients and assist with making their health care journey as comfortable and smooth as possible by:
- Liaising and advocating on behalf of the patient with internal staff when accessing programs
- Assisting GPs and Care Coordinators with patient attendance to specialist appointments
- Supporting patients when accessing external agencies, such as Centrelink and Housing agencies
- Providing cultural advice and assistance to staff
Danila Dilba patients have regular access to visiting specialists, including:
- Diabetes educator
- Echo technician
External support agencies:
NT Legal Aid Commission continues to attend Danila Dilba Health Service to provide legal assistance to our clients every second Tuesday in Darwin and Palmerston clinics.