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Remote Services Report 
Danielle Thorne - Operations Manager, Remote Services
After a very busy few months with the COVID outbreak, it has very exciting for all clinics to get back on track with core business and concentrate on Primary Health Care Delivery and delivery of Health Programs.

Wet Cough Health Promotion in the Kutjungka 

The wet cough health promotion went good, Dr Gloria and Liam Bedford who are from the Telethon kids Institute and Renee McKenzie, went around Balgo community, on the first day the team set up a stall outside the shop and spoke with quite a few community members about wet cough and spreading the massage on how it can impact a little child’s life if not treated, they spent one day at Mulan community and teamed up with a local school teacher who showed them around, then went door to door promoting wet cough. The team also went to Billiluna community and spend half day at the playgroup and teamed up with a local teacher who brought them around to do door to door yarning about the wet cough, all up they spoke with 110 community members about wet cough. 
"The weather there was freezing and its lovely to see some camels on the Tanami Road as I thought that camels where in the middle of Australia more but I guess Balgo is sort of in the middle of the dessert Hahaha."

Bidyadanga clinic staff practice using the McMonty-Hood

A message from Jr Doctor Alison Halstrom
Left: Dr Natalie Williamson Right: Jr Dr Alison Halstrom 
"I would (and will) recommend this term to all junior doctors! I feel very lucky to have been able to visit and get to know the fantastic clinic team at Beagle Bay, and some of the community. It has been a joy to have some continuity and to get to know my patients, their strengths and concerns, over multiple visits throughout the term. I've also gained confidence and learned so much in a job that allowed me to work and think independently, with experienced specialist clinicians always available to support and assist.
With a week to Balgo, Mulan, and Bililuna, I got to use all my newfound primary health skills in a new setting, as well as get involved in acute care in the clinic ED. Between clinics and emergency presentations both out in the Katjungka and in Beagle Bay I loved the mix of fast and slow medicine that often feel very separate in hospital jobs. Spending some time out of Broome was also invaluable in giving some context for the experience of many of the patients we care for in hospital who are far from home.
I'm looking forward to taking this experience to my next jobs, as I continue to work alongside KAMS, and will be keeping an eye out for chances to come back!

Bidyadanga Mens Footy Foot Check 

Great turn out for this event with 7 diabetic foot checks completed, the men were very interested in learning more and are asking when the next event is happening! Big thankyou to all involved, such a collaborative team approach with Boab Health, KAMS Population Health Team, Senior Podiatrist and the Bidyadanga Clinic Staff. 

The KAMS Remote clinics are rolling out VisionFlex

Visionflex is a telehealth system offering a suite of approved medical device attachments, revolutionising the way in which healthcare providers can work together to examine, diagnose, monitor, and treat remote patients. Visionflex can be used any time a face-to-face consult is unavailable and a health consult is required via videoconferencing. Visionflex allows for visualisation of the patient and the ability to use examination devices to obtain images, videos and patient observations in real-time.

Beagle Bay Sports Day 

Such an awesome day at the Beagle-Bay Sports day, a collaborative event with key stakeholders in the Kimberley including our population health team. It was a good turn out with around 70 children in total and around 40+ Community members. Big Thank you to all involved with pulling this together! 

Men's health Week in Balgo 

Men's Business!
Key stakeholders in the Kimberley were involved with the men's health week  in Balgo.  Planning is already underway to organise the next event. 
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