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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  • WAPHA gets Rainbow Tick of approval

    4 days ago
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    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

    4 days 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

    about 2 months ago
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    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

    about 2 months ago
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    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

    about 2 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

    about 2 months ago
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    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

    4 months ago
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    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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  • Spirometry Training Course in Kalgoorlie

    4 months ago
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    WAPHA is hosting a National Asthma Council Australia (NAC) Spirometry Training Course in Kalgoorlie on Saturday 16th November 2019. The Spirometry Training Course provides comprehensive training in the application, measurement and interpretation of expiratory spirometry in general practice. The 7-hour interactive workshop includes hands-on components to allow you to apply your new knowledge in a practical setting. The workshop is open to all GPs and primary healthcare nurses. For further information or to register for the event, please refer to attached flyer.


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  • Recognising, Preventing and Responding to the Abuse of Older People On-line Learning Modules

    5 months ago
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    ***Advocare Education Session - Kalgoorlie 17 September 2019***

    This project is a collaborative approach between WACHS, Advocare and WAPHA.

    This initiative has come from recognition of the complexities of “Elder Abuse” and is a response to develop the capability of health providers to respond to the abuse of older people.

    Advocare will be providing an introductory session to the learning experience based on Elder Abuse Protocol: Guidelines for action booklet, developed by Advocare in association with Dr Barbara Blundell, Curtin University and the Alliance for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (APEA). The information provided within this document is... Continue reading

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  • Better Health, Together: Compassionate Communities

    5 months ago

    In this month’s Better health, together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington chats to City of Albany Mayor, Dennis Wellington about our partnership in delivering the Compassionate Communities project.

    The project, which targets communities in the Great Southern, is a whole of community approach to increasing awareness of end of life, and empowering people to live and die well, at home where possible.

    Compassionate Communities is the approach we have adopted in delivering the Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care initiative.

    Compassionate Communities recognise that caring for one another during a health crisis or personal loss is... Continue reading

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