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Port Phillip City

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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

Port Phillip City (2019-2020)

101.03%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

101.04%

All Councils (2019-2020)

100.81%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 100.00% 100.87% 99.85%
2017-2018 96.83% 101.15% 100.32%
2018-2019 100.95% 101.24% 100.73%
2019-2020 101.03% 101.04% 100.81%

Port Phillip City Council Says...

Infant enrolments continue to be high, with a greater than 100 per cent result. Council received 1,259 birth notifications and enrolled 1,272 infants in our MCH service in 2019/20, highlighting 100% client engagement over a two year period.

Cost of the MCH service

Cost to council of the MCH service per hour of service delivered

Port Phillip City (2019-2020)

$84.67

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

$78.08

All Councils (2019-2020)

$81.81

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 $71.80 $76.17 $76.26
2017-2018 $76.50 $78.86 $79.43
2018-2019 $75.54 $80.08 $81.48
2019-2020 $84.67 $78.08 $81.81

Port Phillip City Council Says...

Council is committed to providing quality support and information to families within the expected budget and requirements, with this result remaining within the range set by Council. The pandemic created an adjustment of the MCH service as per recommendation of DHHS and City of Port Phillip. The Maternal and Child Health Service offered a flexible platform either via telehealth or face to face, according to explicit criteria and guidelines, with a focus on more vulnerable families, whilst endeavouring to keep transmission rates of COVID-19 low.

Participation in the MCH service

Percentage of children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

Port Phillip City (2019-2020)

87.38%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

77.60%

All Councils (2019-2020)

78.05%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 82.89% 77.67% 78.00%
2017-2018 84.80% 78.52% 78.41%
2018-2019 74.28% 77.54% 77.87%
2019-2020 87.38% 77.60% 78.05%

Port Phillip City Council Says...

This result demonstrates that Maternal and Child Health Service participation rates are high in the City of Port Phillip. Given the current pandemic, the need is great because we are one of the very few community services that are engaging face to face with their clients.

Participation in the MCH service by Aboriginal children

Percentage of Aboriginal children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

Port Phillip City (2019-2020)

95.00%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

82.72%

All Councils (2019-2020)

82.00%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2016-2017 84.48% 76.40% 72.93%
2017-2018 94.74% 78.80% 77.67%
2018-2019 80.00% 78.37% 77.81%
2019-2020 95.00% 82.72% 82.00%

Port Phillip City Council Says...

Port Phillip City Council continues to embed continuous improvement initiatives to engage indigenous families registered in the Maternal Child Health Service. Twenty Aboriginal children were enrolled in the service and 19 visits occurred providing a participation rate of 95 per cent.

Participation in 4-week Key Age and Stage visit

Percentage of infants enrolled in the MCH service who participate in the 4-week Key Age and Stage visits. New indicator from July 2019.

Port Phillip City (2019-2020)

95.87%

Similar Councils (2019-2020)

95.74%

All Councils (2019-2020)

97.03%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2019-2020 95.87% 95.74% 97.03%

Port Phillip City Council Says...

The participation rate for the first home visit relative to the number of birth notifications received represents a very high service rate and the participation trend continues to be high. Maternal and Child Health is an essential service and this is evidenced by a high uptake of the service in City of Port Phillip.