NT PHN is responding to the closure of the general practice in the township of Berry Springs by identifying interested parties who have the capability and capacity to develop and deliver a sustainable model of primary health care services in collaboration with the local community and key stakeholders.
Berry Springs Township is located 50 kilometres from Darwin centre and is one of the outer rural regions of Darwin with a population of 870. General practice services are provided by the sole GP practice, which also services the multiple surrounding communities including Dundee and Wagait Beach. Estimated total population is 7000 people.
The last business day for the current practice was Friday 30 June 2023.
Any organisations, individuals or consortia who have an interest, ability and capacity in delivering general practice services in the current Berry Springs clinic are encouraged to apply.
NT PHN has a commitment to supporting NT based providers or providers with appropriate skills and expertise in delivering services in rural and remote communities.
All responses will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.
NT PHN aims to identify individuals or organisations interested in operating a primary care service from the current premises in Berry Springs, preferencing a general practice provider. In addition, NT PHN takes this as an opportunity to discuss a collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to primary health care tailored to local health care needs.
Interested parties should demonstrate their capacity to deliver general practice primary care services to the Berry Springs township and surrounding communities with an expectation to disclose intentions and plans for:
Upon receipt of an application NT PHN will schedule a meeting with each applicant to have a detailed discussion on how they propose to establish a service with a focus on the following elements: