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Kingston 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

Infant enrolments in the MCH service

Percentage of infants enrolled in the MCH service

Kingston City (2018-2019)

100.55%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

101.24%

All Councils (2018-2019)

100.73%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Kingston City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 100.00% 99.06% 98.22%
2016-2017 100.00% 100.87% 99.85%
2017-2018 100.00% 101.15% 100.32%
2018-2019 100.55% 101.24% 100.73%

Kingston City Council Says...

Enrolments in the Maternal and Child Health service remain high.

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.

Kingston City (2018-2019)

$97.90

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$80.08

All Councils (2018-2019)

$81.48

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Kingston City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $84.52 $75.03 $77.33
2016-2017 $84.99 $76.17 $76.26
2017-2018 $87.88 $78.86 $79.43
2018-2019 $97.90 $80.08 $81.48

Kingston City Council Says...

The increase in service costs is due to an increase in the length of each Maternal and Child Health session with the addition of vulnerability screening (e.g. for family violence).

Participation in the MCH service

Percentage of children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

Kingston City (2018-2019)

73.97%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

77.54%

All Councils (2018-2019)

77.87%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Kingston City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 78.59% 79.64% 78.01%
2016-2017 78.12% 77.67% 78.00%
2017-2018 77.56% 78.52% 78.41%
2018-2019 73.97% 77.54% 77.87%

Kingston City Council Says...

The participation rate is within expectations. Those not attending Council's Maternal and Child Health services may be choosing to attend the 4-year visit offered by a General Practitioner instead of Council's 3.5-year assessment.

Participation in the MCH service by Aboriginal children

Percentage of Aboriginal children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

Kingston City (2018-2019)

63.72%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

78.37%

All Councils (2018-2019)

77.81%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Kingston City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 75.56% 70.97% 70.63%
2016-2017 71.21% 76.40% 72.93%
2017-2018 64.52% 78.80% 77.67%
2018-2019 63.72% 78.37% 77.81%

Kingston City Council Says...

While disclosure of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status is voluntary, Maternal and Child Health nurses continue to encourage disclosure and encourage attendance by reminding all families of appointments and offering access to an enhanced service where needed.