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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:

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    Using iThink to respond to COVID-19 coronavirus challenges

    7 months ago

    The Western Australian Government is implementing staged measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus in the community and save lives.

    To respond to some of the particular challenges this has created, we are using iThink to harness the expertise of the Western Australian community and put bright ideas in front of the right people.

    With the support of Deputy Premier and Health Minister Roger Cook, and innovative and highly respected surgeon and researcher Professor Fiona Wood AM, this is the first time iThink has been opened to those outside the public sector.

    I ask that you spread the word... Continue reading

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    Aboriginal Health and COVID19 – WAPHA’s Role

    7 months ago

    WAPHA wishes for Aboriginal people to have equitable access to the health care they need in the COVID19 pandemic. We recognise that for some Aboriginal people, access to COVID19 health resources is not the same and we wish to facilitate the best health outcomes, services and general practice oversight to mitigate the barriers, enable communication, to work closely with general practices who have Aboriginal patients, and work with partners to achieve the common goal of preventing cases and managing outcomes.

    Aboriginal people have been identified as a high-risk group for the current COVID19 pandemic. Due to the life expectancy gap... Continue reading

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    In This Together

    7 months ago

    In This Together




    Leading mental health organisations, including the National Mental Health Collaboration and Sane Australia, have developed the national online campaign In This Together. It provides practical tips to support the mental health and wellbeing of Australians during this challenging time.

    It aims to provide bite size evidence-based information and encourages help-seeking for those who may need support during this time.
    Among the resources is:

    • Advice on staying connected while self-isolating and/or quarantining
    • Advice on dealing with financial stress
    • Advice on keeping children connected

    It also offers guidance on checking in with the essential workforce, particularly those such as... Continue reading

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    See Your GP Campaign

    7 months ago


    WA Primary Health Alliance shapes, strengthens and sustains a health system that works for people. In the wake of COVID-19, we are working to understand the changing needs of patients, GPs and their practices, to ensure Western Australians are getting the care they need at this time. There is concern that patients may be neglecting their regular medical care or not attending for appointments necessary to diagnose and treat new conditions, to monitor and manage chronic conditions, or for routine screening and immunisations. The See Your GP campaign is designed to remind consumers of the importance of regular medical appointments... Continue reading

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    Better health, together: WA Healthy Weight Action Plan

    9 months 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

    9 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

    10 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

    11 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

    11 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

    12 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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