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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

Participation in first MCH home visit

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

Port Phillip City (2017-2018)

100.54%

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

99.41%

All Councils (2017-2018)

100.09%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 104.00% 102.58% 101.80%
2015-2016 103.89% 102.05% 102.41%
2016-2017 103.25% 100.38% 101.47%
2017-2018 100.54% 99.41% 100.09%

Port Phillip City Council Says...

The greater than 100 per cent result was due to more visits than birth notifications because around 30 babies were born late last financial year and received a visit this financial year. In 2017/18, 1,299 parents participated in first MCH home visits and the majority of our first visits occurred within month of birth.

Infant enrolments in the MCH service

Percentage of infants enrolled in the MCH service

Port Phillip City (2017-2018)

96.83%

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

101.15%

All Councils (2017-2018)

100.32%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 99.80% 98.77% 97.89%
2015-2016 99.78% 99.06% 98.22%
2016-2017 100.00% 100.87% 99.85%
2017-2018 96.83% 101.15% 100.32%

Port Phillip City Council Says...

Since 2015 a number of Maternal and Child Health service providers have migrated to a new record system. Difficulties in transitioning to this system has 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. Council received 1,292 birth notifications and enrolled 1,251 infants in our MCH service at the first home visit in 2017/18.

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.

Port Phillip City (2017-2018)

$76.50

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

$78.86

All Councils (2017-2018)

$79.43

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 0 0 $80.78
2015-2016 $73.37 $75.03 $77.33
2016-2017 $71.80 $76.17 $76.26
2017-2018 $76.50 $78.86 $79.43

Port Phillip City Council Says...

We experienced a slight decrease in the hours of service provided by our MCH nurses which has increased the unit cost this year. The result is slightly over our target of less than $75.00.

Participation in the MCH service

Percentage of children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

Port Phillip City (2017-2018)

84.80%

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

78.52%

All Councils (2017-2018)

78.41%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 84.00% 81.13% 79.10%
2015-2016 84.22% 79.64% 78.01%
2016-2017 82.89% 77.67% 78.00%
2017-2018 84.80% 78.52% 78.41%

Port Phillip City Council Says...

We experienced a slight increase compared to previous years and participation in key ages and stages visits has exceeded our annual target of 70 per cent. Families can participate through our MCH centres every weekday as well as two Saturday mornings per month. We also provide an outreach service in homes, childcare centres and kindergartens. The result fell slightly below the target of greater than 85 per cent.

Participation in the MCH service by Aboriginal children

Percentage of Aboriginal children enrolled who participate in the MCH service

Port Phillip City (2017-2018)

94.74%

Similar Councils (2017-2018)

78.80%

All Councils (2017-2018)

77.67%

Performance Trend

Reporting Period Port Phillip City Similar Councils All Councils
2014-2015 69.00% 75.84% 72.86%
2015-2016 87.23% 70.97% 70.63%
2016-2017 84.48% 76.40% 72.93%
2017-2018 94.74% 78.80% 77.67%

Port Phillip City Council Says...

During the year we transitioned to a new state-wide Child Development Information System (CDIS) which resulted in more accurate data, reduced duplication and targeted appointment reminders which has improved participation. The result achieved our target of greater than 85 per cent.