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Ararat Rural City

Profile Performance

Provision of universal access to health services for children from birth to school age and their families including early detection, referral, monitoring and recording of child health and development

Participation in first MCH home visit

Percentage of infants enrolled in the MCH service who receive the first MCH home visit

Ararat Rural City (2018-2019)

103.51%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

107.41%

All Councils (2018-2019)

101.44%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Ararat Rural City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 99.15% 103.71% 102.41%
2016-2017 94.69% 104.19% 101.47%
2017-2018 100.00% 103.10% 100.09%
2018-2019 103.51% 107.41% 101.44%

Ararat Rural City Council Says...

Indicators show a high participation rate of first maternal and child health home visits to Ararat Rural City residents, 118 home visits were conducted. This percentage is over 100% due to the timing difference that can occur between birth notices being received and the home visit being completed across reporting periods.

Infant enrolments in the MCH service

Percentage of infants enrolled in the MCH service

Ararat Rural City (2018-2019)

100.88%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

100.62%

All Councils (2018-2019)

100.73%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Ararat Rural City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 99.15% 97.47% 98.22%
2016-2017 100.88% 98.88% 99.85%
2017-2018 100.92% 99.83% 100.32%
2018-2019 100.88% 100.62% 100.73%

Ararat Rural City Council Says...

Council achieved 100% infant enrolments in the maternal and child health service, continuing the high level of results and client engagement as per the last three years. (This number is slightly more than 100% due to the small number of families that moved into the area after their baby was born.)

Cost of the MCH service

Cost to council of the MCH service per hour of service delivered. 2015/16 was the first year of reporting for this indicator.

Ararat Rural City (2018-2019)

$76.32

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$84.27

All Councils (2018-2019)

$81.48

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Ararat Rural City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $78.18 $86.44 $77.33
2016-2017 $71.17 $79.19 $76.26
2017-2018 $76.98 $82.07 $79.43
2018-2019 $76.32 $84.27 $81.48

Ararat Rural City Council Says...

Council continues to deliver the maternal and child health service within the expected budget and requirements. Costs remain consistent to ensure a high level of MCH service is received.

Participation in the MCH service

Percentage of children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

Ararat Rural City (2018-2019)

79.56%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

81.38%

All Councils (2018-2019)

77.87%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Ararat Rural City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 78.60% 80.32% 78.01%
2016-2017 81.74% 83.62% 78.00%
2017-2018 79.62% 82.35% 78.41%
2018-2019 79.56% 81.38% 77.87%

Ararat Rural City Council Says...

Participation levels remain consistent, with Council continuing to review engagement practices within the maternal and child health service to increase participation rates.

Participation in the MCH service by Aboriginal children

Percentage of Aboriginal children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

Ararat Rural City (2018-2019)

84.62%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

84.42%

All Councils (2018-2019)

77.81%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Ararat Rural City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 55.00% 81.90% 70.63%
2016-2017 72.73% 80.09% 72.93%
2017-2018 83.33% 84.92% 77.67%
2018-2019 84.62% 84.42% 77.81%

Ararat Rural City Council Says...

Council has 13 Aboriginal children enrolled in the maternal and child health Service with 2 children having not attended in the last 12 months. Such low numbers creates sensitivity when reporting in percentages, however attendance is steady with last year's performance.