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Nillumbik 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

Participation in first MCH home visit

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

Nillumbik Shire (2018-2019)

99.28%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

102.24%

All Councils (2018-2019)

101.44%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Nillumbik Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 101.36% 103.12% 102.41%
2016-2017 97.24% 101.89% 101.47%
2017-2018 99.49% 101.47% 100.09%
2018-2019 99.28% 102.24% 101.44%

Nillumbik Shire Council Says...

In 2018-2019, the number of birth notifications received was closely linked to the number of home visits attended. Birth notifications received towards the end of the financial year will be provided with a home visit in the new financial year.

Infant enrolments in the MCH service

Percentage of infants enrolled in the MCH service

Nillumbik Shire (2018-2019)

100.00%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

100.74%

All Councils (2018-2019)

100.73%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Nillumbik Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 102.04% 98.31% 98.22%
2016-2017 99.35% 99.81% 99.85%
2017-2018 99.32% 99.90% 100.32%
2018-2019 100.00% 100.74% 100.73%

Nillumbik Shire Council Says...

The Maternal and Child Health Service has increased the number of infants enrolled from birth notifications, potentially demonstrating responsive and timely service delivery to new families with babies. However, since 2015, a number of Maternal and Child Health service providers have migrated to a new record system. Difficulties in transitioning to this system have affected the reporting of enrolment data in a number of Local Government Areas. As such, caution should be taken when analysing data for this indicator.

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.

Nillumbik Shire (2018-2019)

$77.64

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

$78.73

All Councils (2018-2019)

$81.48

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Nillumbik Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 $71.78 $73.39 $77.33
2016-2017 $70.02 $75.41 $76.26
2017-2018 $75.38 $76.28 $79.43
2018-2019 $77.64 $78.73 $81.48

Nillumbik Shire Council Says...

In 2018-2019, an increase in overall MCH service costs occurred due to a number of factors, including: the MCH Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) salary increment, the employment of a permanent Enhanced Maternal and Child Health Nurse at 0.4 Effective Full Time (EFT) and Temporary part time reliever.

Participation in the MCH service

Percentage of children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

Nillumbik Shire (2018-2019)

79.82%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

73.67%

All Councils (2018-2019)

77.87%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Nillumbik Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 72.88% 74.09% 78.01%
2016-2017 77.76% 73.35% 78.00%
2017-2018 78.76% 73.57% 78.41%
2018-2019 79.82% 73.67% 77.87%

Nillumbik Shire Council Says...

The Maternal and Child Health Service continues to provide a connected and responsive program to families with young children in Nillumbik.

Participation in the MCH service by Aboriginal children

Percentage of Aboriginal children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

Nillumbik Shire (2018-2019)

69.44%

Similar Councils (2018-2019)

72.06%

All Councils (2018-2019)

77.81%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Nillumbik Shire Similar Councils All Councils
2015-2016 75.76% 67.11% 70.63%
2016-2017 68.29% 67.43% 72.93%
2017-2018 78.95% 70.83% 77.67%
2018-2019 69.44% 72.06% 77.81%

Nillumbik Shire Council Says...

The overall MCH enrolment of Aboriginal families and young children demonstrates a connection to and linkages with the MCH service in Nillumbik. A small variation in the low raw numbers of this client group accounts for what otherwise appears to be a significant percentage increase from the previous year.