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Memorandum of Understanding between Bridge Clinic and Aboriginal Primary Health Care Access Program (APHCAP) of the Hills Mallee Southern Regional Health Service

Category: Agreement
Sub Category:Memorandum of Understanding
Location:Hills Mallee Southern Region, South Australia, Australia
Subject Matter:Health and Community Services
URL: https://web.archive.org/web/20060306173527/http://www.hmsrhs.sa.gov.au/filemanager/download/236/Bridge%20Clinic%20APHCAP%20MOU%20Final.pdf
Summary Information:
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was developed between Bridge Clinic and Aboriginal Primary Health Care Access Program (APHCAP) of the Hills Mallee Southern Regional Health Service in late 2005.

The MOU aims to establish a partnership between Bridge Clinic and the APHCAP of the Hills Mallee Southern Regional Health Service in order to achieve better health outcomes for the local Indigenous Community.
Detailed Information:
Purpose

The purpose of this MOU is to establish a partnership and guidelines for the operation thereof, between Bridge Clinic and the APHCAP of the Hills Mallee Southern Regional Health Service to 'achieve better health and well being outcomes for Aboriginal people and families.'

The partnership endorses the following objectives of working towards:
  • '…empowering individuals and communities to take greater responsibility for their own health.
  • …strengthening existing service systems so that these better meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • … increasing the availability of services in areas where these are inadequate.
  • … reforming and strengthening existing services to better meet the needs of Aboriginal people through increased access to General Practitioner services.'

    The MOU will remain in existance for the duration of the term of funding of the APHCAP.

    Responsibilities

    The Bridge Clinic will:
  • Deliver bulk-billed General Practitioner services at the Lower Murray Nungas Club (LMNC), ensuring a GP is available at the times and dates specified.
  • Manage client records and data.

    APHCAP will:
  • Provide an adequate and efficient work place ensuring Occupational Health and Safety requirements are met.
  • Provide adequate assistance as required including the presence of Aboriginal Health Workers and administrative support.
  • Provide regular progress updates to the Aboriginal Health Advisory Committee (AHAC).
  • Provide funding to cover additional costs incurred in the delivery of off-site services at LMNC, including administrative support, IT and travel costs.

    The Bridge Clinic and APHCAP will jointly:
  • Maintain client confidentiality.
  • Promote good relations between staff.
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • Assist in implementing primary health care programs as part of a multidisciplinary team.

    Evaluation

    The MOU will be evaluated regularly proceeding the first three months from the commencement of the delivery of GP services at LMNC. Reporting will be coordinated through the Steering Committee.

  • Related Entries

    Organisation
  • Hills Mallee Southern Regional Health Service - Signatory
  • Bridge Clinic - Signatory
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Primary Health Care Access Program (PHCAP)

  • References

    Agreement
    Aboriginal Primary Health Care Access Program (APHCAP) (13 January 2006) Memorandum of Understanding between Bridge Clinie and the Aboriginal Primary Health Care Access Program of the Hills Mallee Southern Regional Health Service
    Resource
    Hills Mallee Southern Regional Health Service (13 January 2006) Aboriginal Primary Health Care Access Program (APHCAP) Strategic Plan 2005/2006 - 2007/2008 (Draft)

    Glossary

    Memorandum of Understanding

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