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Multi-million dollar investment for Royal Darwin Hospital baby boom

Posted: 2 September 2014

The Territory Government has announced that Royal Darwin Hospital will receive an immediate multi-million dollar boost to its maternity services to respond to the Top End’s baby boom.

There are more than 2000 births at RDH a year, which represents an increase of more than 25% in the last four years.

That is why the government has decided to invest an extra $2.5 million to boost maternity services, for the recruitment of theatre nurses and midwives so that both Caesarean and delivery suite activity can be significantly enhanced.

This will be further enhanced by the recruitment of an outreach midwife, as well as two additional obstetric specialists and an anaesthetist.

Funding boost for fishing charter set to grow tourism in Gove

Posted: 2 September 2014

A fishing charter business near Gove will undergo major upgrades that will help attract more tourists to the region, under a new project supported by the Northern Territory Government.

Local company, Gove Sports Fishing Charters, will receive $84 754 to undertake a range of upgrades to its fishing lodge on Wigram Island, 30 nautical miles from Nhulunbuy.

The grant is part of a $1.26 million pool of NT and Federal funding for tourism development and infrastructure. Gove Sports Fishing Charters is also contributing $50 200 of its own money to the new project.

Gove Sports Fishing Charters has attracted national exposure through a number of fishing television shows and it is hoped this investment will boost the business even further and bring more visitors to Nhulunbuy.