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Darebin 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

Darebin City (2018-2019)

97.63%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

98.16%

All Councils (2018-2019)

101.44%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Darebin City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 99.80% 102.05% 102.41%
2016-2017 101.31% 100.38% 101.47%
2017-2018 99.48% 99.41% 100.09%
2018-2019 97.63% 98.16% 101.44%

Darebin City Council Says...

All parents are provided with a home visit on receipt of a birth notice. Some parents decide to continue to work with their midwife for an additional six weeks. Hence, these parents do not receive a home visit from the Maternal and Child Health nurse.

Infant enrolments in the MCH service

Percentage of infants enrolled in the MCH service

Darebin City (2018-2019)

102.73%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

101.24%

All Councils (2018-2019)

100.73%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Darebin City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 96.80% 99.06% 98.22%
2016-2017 103.47% 100.87% 99.85%
2017-2018 102.88% 101.15% 100.32%
2018-2019 102.73% 101.24% 100.73%

Darebin City Council Says...

The Maternal and Child Health service received marginally less birth notices this year compared to previous years. This may be due to various reasons such as a less births or a higher number of parents moving out of the area after the the birth of their child.

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.

Darebin City (2018-2019)

$77.38

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$80.08

All Councils (2018-2019)

$81.48

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Darebin City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $74.18 $75.03 $77.33
2016-2017 $73.73 $76.17 $76.26
2017-2018 $77.41 $78.86 $79.43
2018-2019 $77.38 $80.08 $81.48

Darebin City Council Says...

The Maternal and Child health calendars are regularly reviewed to ensure internal staff are able provide a full coverage across multiple sites during annual leave periods

Participation in the MCH service

Percentage of children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

Darebin City (2018-2019)

79.99%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

77.54%

All Councils (2018-2019)

77.87%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Darebin City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 80.37% 79.64% 78.01%
2016-2017 78.47% 77.67% 78.00%
2017-2018 81.40% 78.52% 78.41%
2018-2019 79.99% 77.54% 77.87%

Darebin City Council Says...

The Maternal and Child Health service has practices in place to ensure all families are contacted and reminded to attend the Key Age and Stage visit. A recent data cleansing exercise may have contributed to the marginally lower percentage.

Participation in the MCH service by Aboriginal children

Percentage of Aboriginal children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

Darebin City (2018-2019)

90.80%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

78.37%

All Councils (2018-2019)

77.81%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Darebin City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 52.94% 70.97% 70.63%
2016-2017 91.53% 76.40% 72.93%
2017-2018 90.91% 78.80% 77.67%
2018-2019 90.80% 78.37% 77.81%

Darebin City Council Says...

All Aboriginal families are provided with a service that is flexible and culturally safe with the aim of supporting families to access and remain engaged with the Maternal and Child Health Service.