My Region - Goldfields

Map of Western Australia showing location of Goldfields region in a pop out circle.

Part of the responsibility of Primary Health Networks is to identify and respond to the health needs of our community. We want to hear from you about the health issues and the availability of health services in the areas you live.

The stories, pictures and survey responses from these pages will be used to inform the planning of primary health care in your region.

My Community Directory is an online directory of health and community services. Download the Goldfields directory by clicking the image below:

Part of the responsibility of Primary Health Networks is to identify and respond to the health needs of our community. We want to hear from you about the health issues and the availability of health services in the areas you live.

The stories, pictures and survey responses from these pages will be used to inform the planning of primary health care in your region.

My Community Directory is an online directory of health and community services. Download the Goldfields directory by clicking the image below:

Share your story and tell us what's happening in the Goldfields region. 


 



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  • Better health, together: WA Healthy Weight Action Plan

    about 1 month ago

    In this month’s Better Health, Together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington sits down with Pip Brennan, Executive Director of the Health Consumers’ Council and the Hon Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Premier, Minister for Health and Mental Health to talk about our partnership in developing the WA Healthy Weight Action Plan 2019-2024.

    Read the WA Healthy Weight Action Plan.

    The Action Plan, currently in implementation, provides detail on the sustainable changes planned to support people and families who are at-risk of overweight (those at the high end of the healthy weight body mass index range) and those... Continue reading

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  • ESPERANCE PORT GOES BLUE

    about 2 months ago

    Southern Ports has thrown its weight behind the increasingly prominent Blue Tree project, as it campaigns for greater mental health awareness across the country. Southern Port manages ports in Esperance, Albany and Bunbury.

    Esperance Port staff have painted the entrance to one of it sheds blue to raise awareness of mental health, and the project was instigated and supported by Port staff. The wall raises awareness to truck drivers and light vehicles drivers entering through the shed. Lifeline signage is attached to the wall so the number can be taken down if they need to talk to someone.

    The Esperance... Continue reading

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  • Nationally accredited Cancer Education Course for Aboriginal health professionals

    3 months ago

    Cancer Council WA and the Aboriginal Health Council of WA, with sponsorship from the Tackling Indigenous Smoking program are now calling for applications for the 2020 Cancer Education Course for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals across metro, rural and regional Western Australia.

    Date: Monday 17 - Friday 21 February 2020
    Time: 8.30am - 4.30pm (each day)
    Venue: Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia, 450 Beaufort Street, Highgate WA
    Catering: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided
    Cost: Free* (this may be the last time this course is provided for free, so get in quick, spots are limited)
    REGISTRATIONS... Continue reading

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  • WAPHA gets Rainbow Tick of approval

    3 months ago

    WA Primary Health Alliance has officially been approved for Rainbow Tick accreditation.

    We are proud of this achievement as it represents the value we place on supporting, respecting and celebrating the individual differences of our staff and the broader WA community.

    Our accreditation journey commenced in 2018, where we began working towards meeting six national standards of LGBTI inclusive practices.

    These include:

    • Organisational capability
    • Workforce development
    • Consumer participation
    • A welcoming and accessible organisation
    • Disclosure and documentation, and
    • Culturally safe and acceptable services

    WA Primary Health Alliance General Manager Chris Kane said given our vision of equitable health outcomes across WA... Continue reading

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  • Better health, together: Chronic Heart Failure

    3 months ago

    In this month’s Better Health, Together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington sits down with Dr Norman Swan from the ABC Health Report to talk about our increasing focus on improving care for people living with chronic heart failure.

    We will be exploring opportunities for collaborative action on chronic heart failure, which is most commonly due to underlying coronary heart disease and prior myocardial infarction, hypertension and diabetes.

    This recognises:

    • the significant burden of disease chronic heart failure represents in the Western Australian community, which is even more significant in country areas and among the Aboriginal community.
    • The... Continue reading

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  • November Respiratory Training Month in the Goldfields

    4 months ago

    WA Primary Health Alliance were delighted to deliver in partnership with the National Asthma Council Australia (NAC) Spirometry training in Kalgoorlie and Primary Care Asthma Update in Esperance during the month of November. The NAC is the national authority and peak body for asthma.

    Australian is a world leader in asthma prevention, management and research. The National Asthma Council Australia led the development of the National Asthma Strategy 2018. The role of the strategy is to reduce the health, social and economic impacts with a targeted and comprehensive approach to optimise asthma diagnosis and management.

    Sarah Brown, WA Primary Health... Continue reading

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  • Now Off The Drugs (NOTD) - facilitated group

    4 months ago

    The NOTD group is a peer led group and will be meeting at Hope Community Service officer on a fortnightly basis. This group is being established since the NA (Narcotics Anonymous) facilitator moved back to the Bunbury. Hope Community Services Goldfields Community Drug and Alcohol Service is now supporting the group by providing a safe non judgmental space and we will offer support to the peers facilitating the group.

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  • Free Mental Health Training in the Goldfields

    4 months ago

    The Mental Health Commission invites you to attend two free workshops presented by

    Robynne Stark & Mark Lowery (Workforce Development, Mental Health Commission)

    Trauma Informed Care and Practice

    This workshop aims to assist individual workers and agencies to begin to implement trauma informed care and practice. This workshop will:

    • Provide an overview of different types of trauma

    • Describe the links between AOD, mental health issues and trauma

    • Describe the impacts of trauma

    • Explain the principles of trauma informed practice and care

    • Provide participants with an opportunity to consider how to implement trauma informed care and practice in their agency and... Continue reading

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  • Better Health, Together - our partnership in the 13 Cancers LiveLighter campaign

    4 months ago

    Dear members,

    In the recent Better Health, Together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington had the opportunity to chat to Cancer Council WA CEO, Ashley Reid about our partnership in the 13 Cancers LiveLighter campaign.

    WA Primary Health Alliance has been named as the primary care partner in Cancer Council WA’s 13 Cancers LiveLighter public awareness campaign.

    The campaign focusses on the contribution of sugary drinks to dangerous toxic fat around the organs which can trigger 13 types of cancer.

    As the primary care partner, WA Primary Health Alliance has committed to ensure GPs are trained and equipped... Continue reading

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  • Little Free Pantries - Making a Big Difference for Those in Need

    7 months ago

    There's a small-scale charity movement starting to take holdacross the country. Think of those "little free library" boxes, but with a twist:- these are small pantries stocked with non-perishable foods suchas peanut butter, crackers and rice, and hygiene products including tampons,toothpaste, and toilet paper for people in need to take.


    The town of Esperance has just joined the movement, with two community pantries opening on September 12th. One pantry is located at the Gumtree Christian Fellowship Church in Nulsen and the other is situated at the overflow parking outside the Esperance Public Library. There's a door on the front of... Continue reading

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