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Moreland 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

Moreland City (2018-2019)

91.12%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

98.16%

All Councils (2018-2019)

101.44%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 94.58% 102.05% 102.41%
2016-2017 90.02% 100.38% 101.47%
2017-2018 88.90% 99.41% 100.09%
2018-2019 91.12% 98.16% 101.44%

Moreland City Council Says...

Council makes contact with every family whose details are provided as part of the birth notifications process. Some families do not continue through Moreland's MCH service due to a change in address. Council transfers these families to their home municipality. MCH nurses visit all families at home and at that first appointment book their 2, 4 and 8-week appointments. The increase in participation is due to less tranfers out from prior year as well as the concentrated effort by staff to increase attendances for the 8-month visit.

Infant enrolments in the MCH service

Percentage of infants enrolled in the MCH service

Moreland City (2018-2019)

101.41%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

101.24%

All Councils (2018-2019)

100.73%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 101.04% 99.06% 98.22%
2016-2017 101.83% 100.87% 99.85%
2017-2018 101.33% 101.15% 100.32%
2018-2019 101.41% 101.24% 100.73%

Moreland City Council Says...

These figures show the number of children who are enrolled in our MCH service from the birth notifications that Council receives. Slight increase due to fewer transfers to other councils.

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.

Moreland City (2018-2019)

$73.87

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$80.08

All Councils (2018-2019)

$81.48

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $81.80 $75.03 $77.33
2016-2017 $85.63 $76.17 $76.26
2017-2018 $75.21 $78.86 $79.43
2018-2019 $73.87 $80.08 $81.48

Moreland City Council Says...

The cost of the MCH service is dependent on State Government funding, which varies year on year.

Participation in the MCH service

Percentage of children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

Moreland City (2018-2019)

71.41%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

77.54%

All Councils (2018-2019)

77.87%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 68.65% 79.64% 78.01%
2016-2017 67.87% 77.67% 78.00%
2017-2018 69.61% 78.52% 78.41%
2018-2019 71.41% 77.54% 77.87%

Moreland City Council Says...

Council makes contact with 100% of families following a birth. In some cases, families opt to seek alternative family support services as their child grows. Our service assists families to connect with other community support services and networks. The increase is due to a concentrated effort to increase attendance at the Key Age and Stage 8-month visit.

Participation in the MCH service by Aboriginal children

Percentage of Aboriginal children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

Moreland City (2018-2019)

77.78%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

78.37%

All Councils (2018-2019)

77.81%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Moreland City Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 53.75% 70.97% 70.63%
2016-2017 61.90% 76.40% 72.93%
2017-2018 65.12% 78.80% 77.67%
2018-2019 77.78% 78.37% 77.81%

Moreland City Council Says...

Rates of engagement from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families has risen with a higher rate of births this year. Some Aboriginal families do to choose to access MCH services from an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service which is available in a neighbouring municipality.