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Mitchell Shire

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

Mitchell Shire (2018-2019)

101.49%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

100.10%

All Councils (2018-2019)

100.73%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mitchell Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 100.00% 97.77% 98.22%
2016-2017 101.13% 99.92% 99.85%
2017-2018 101.75% 100.33% 100.32%
2018-2019 101.49% 100.10% 100.73%

Mitchell Shire Council Says...

For the 2018/19 financial year there were 606 birth notifications received by Council, and including transfers into our municipality, a total of 615 infants were enrolled. 608 home visits were conducted, and 1,915 children attended the MCH service at least once in the reporting period. It should be acknowledged that participation in the MCH Service is not compulsory and some families may seek physical and developmental assessments from other services, including GP, allied health.

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.

Mitchell Shire (2018-2019)

$78.99

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$86.25

All Councils (2018-2019)

$81.48

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mitchell Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $74.29 $75.44 $77.33
2016-2017 $81.86 $75.42 $76.26
2017-2018 $70.49 $80.38 $79.43
2018-2019 $78.99 $86.25 $81.48

Mitchell Shire Council Says...

In the 2018/19 financial year, the total number hours worked was 16,224 which equates to a cost per hour of service of $78.99. We provide a lean and efficient service while meeting the nurse/child ratios of 1:130 as agreed to in the Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.

Participation in the MCH service

Percentage of children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

Mitchell Shire (2018-2019)

76.48%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

77.54%

All Councils (2018-2019)

77.87%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mitchell Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 79.00% 76.29% 78.01%
2016-2017 76.44% 75.64% 78.00%
2017-2018 77.29% 77.23% 78.41%
2018-2019 76.48% 77.54% 77.87%

Mitchell Shire Council Says...

For the 2018/19 financial year there were 606 birth notifications received by Council, and including transfers into our municipality, a total of 615 infants were enrolled. 608 home visits were conducted, and 1,915 children attended the MCH service at least once in the reporting period. It should be acknowledged that participation in the MCH Service is not compulsory and some families may seek physical and developmental assessments from other services, including GP, allied health. There has been a lot of movement of children into and out from our municipality this year. Some children are still listed with Council although they are no longer living here, and until they are re-enrolled, their file cannot be transferred, and this impacts our results.

Participation in the MCH service by Aboriginal children

Percentage of Aboriginal children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

Mitchell Shire (2018-2019)

82.33%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

75.46%

All Councils (2018-2019)

77.81%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Mitchell Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 72.78% 65.63% 70.63%
2016-2017 74.80% 65.94% 72.93%
2017-2018 89.02% 76.94% 77.67%
2018-2019 82.33% 75.46% 77.81%

Mitchell Shire Council Says...

While our participation rates have declined somewhat from the peak experienced in 2017/18 (when Council first employed an Aboriginal Family Support worker), Mitchell still maintains a high rate of participation within our indigenous community.