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Aged Care to expand across the Ngaanyatjarra Lands

The Ngaanyatjarra Health Service has received a significant funding boost ensuring it can continue to look after elderly Yarnangu through its vitally important aged care services. 


The service, provided through the Kungkarrangkalpa residential aged care facility, based in Wanarn, and through the various Home and Community Care (HACC) services across the lands, ensures our elderly Yarnangu community members are looked after, by providing cooked meals and various levels of care depending on the individual’s need.


In the past 12 months, the increasing costs of providing services, like the cost of food, transport, and resourcing, has made providing the high-level service that our communities deserve more challenging than ever. However, despite these challenges, the Ngaanyatjarra Health Service has continued to provide exceptional quality care.


The funding increase is a result of the diligent and effective advocacy of 鶹ֱ Group deputy chief financial officer Andrew Black, who worked with the health team to lobby the Federal Health Department to significantly increase the funding.


This will allow the service to increase its employment opportunities for Yarnangu workers, upgrade and purchase new equipment for its facilities, upgrade its respite and palliative care service delivery and host more community events to ensure older members of the community are engaged with social activities to keep connected with family and friends.

The outcome reflects the importance of this valuable service for our communities and reinforces the dedication of our health team in ensuring older Yarnangu are cared for.


It would not have been possible without the collaborative efforts involved, with Andrew Black and the health team playing a pivotal role in fighting for more funding for aged care across the lands.

When we all work together, we achieve great things. It’s a testament to the kind of difference we strive to make in our communities.

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