My Region - Midwest

Map of Western Australia showing location of Midwest 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 Midwest 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 Midwest directory by clicking the image below:

What is happening in the Midwest region to help everyone get the health care they need? Tell your stories and celebrate the amazing work that is happening in our communities. 

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  • Connect with Diabetes

    about 16 hours ago
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    Connect with Diabetes is a free diabetes information session for anyone who would like to know a bit more about the condition.

    • find out if you or your family are at risk
    • better understand diabetes and the importance of self-management
    • find out what you are entitled to receive under the NDSS
    • find out what local health services are available in your area
    • make small changes to live a healthier life with your family

    Bookings are essential as places are limited. To reserve a spot, contact 1300 001 880 or bookings@diabeteswa.com.au before 6 February 2020.

    A light afternoon tea will be... Continue reading

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  • Women's Health Survey

    1 day ago
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    Desert Blue Connect aim to empower the community and that starts with doing what you want and need. However, they need your help to get this right, so if you have five minutes to spare they would appreciate it if you could complete a short survey to have your voice heard and help inform what events are planned for 2020.

    By completing the survey, you can elect to go into the draw for a free session with Julie Marchetti, Natural Therapies.

    Women’s Health Survey


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  • WAPHA gets Rainbow Tick of approval

    8 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

    9 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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  • Better health, together: LiveLighter

    9 days ago

    In this 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 in talking to... Continue reading

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  • BreastScreen WA Visiting Geraldton 2020

    9 days ago
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    BreastScreen WA will be visiting Geraldton from 20 February to 7 September 2020. If you are a woman aged 40 or over, you can access the free screening mammography visiting service.

    Breast cancer is the most common life threatening cancer for women and 1 in 8 women in Australia will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

    Having a screening mammogram every two years significantly increases the chance of a woman surviving breast cancer and reduces the treatment required. More than 75% of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50. Research shows that screening is most effective for... Continue reading

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  • Breastscreen WA Visiting Northampton 2020

    about 2 months ago
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    BreastScreen WA will be visiting Northampton from 24 January to 6 February 2020. If you are a woman aged 40 or over, you can access the free screening mammography visiting service.

    Breast cancer is the most common life threatening cancer for women and 1 in 8 women in Australia will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

    Having a screening mammogram every two years significantly increases the chance of a woman surviving breast cancer and reduces the treatment required. More than 75% of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50. Research shows that screening is most effective for... Continue reading

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  • Run, Jog, Walk for Wellness

    about 2 months ago
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    Getting moving can be a challenge. There's lots of things that try to keep you inside, but being part of a group can help you overcome those things to find health and happiness outside.

    So grab your runners, pram, dog and friend and join us for a little morning movement. Please note this is an ongoing group, so you show up when it works for you.
    Tea/coffee and nibbles will follow the walk and occasional appearances by the women's health nurse to answer any questions you may have.

    For further information, contact Desert Blue Connect on 9964 2742 or email... Continue reading

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  • BreastScreen WA Visiting Kalbarri 2020

    about 2 months ago
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    BreastScreen WA will be visiting Kalbarri from 10 to 23 January 2020. If you are a woman aged 40 or over, you can access the free screening mammography visiting service.

    Breast cancer is the most common life threatening cancer for women and 1 in 8 women in Australia will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

    Having a screening mammogram every two years significantly increases the chance of a woman surviving breast cancer and reduces the treatment required. More than 75% of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50. Research shows that screening is most effective for this... Continue reading

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  • The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights - Consultation Open

    2 months ago
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    The second edition of the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights (the Charter) was released in August 2019. It describes the rights that consumers, or someone they care for, can expect when receiving healthcare in Australia.

    To support implementation of the Charter, the Commission has developed a guide for consumers. This guide provides consumers with information on their healthcare rights and how to discuss concerns with their healthcare provider or service.

    The Commission invites you to view the draft consumer guide and provide feedback via an online survey. The survey takes approximately 25-30 minutes to complete. You can choose to... Continue reading

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