My Region - Perth South PHN

A map showing WA with a pop out of the Perth South PHN region comprising of South Metropolitan, Rockingham/Kwinana, Mandurah/Murray/Waroona and South East Metropolitan.

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.

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.

What is happening in the Perth South Metro 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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  • Better health, together: Social Connectedness

    about 1 month ago

    In May's Better health, together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington chats to Chorus CEO, Dan Minchin about loneliness and the social connectedness pilot we have funded in the Mandurah area. The pilot will look into and address the barriers people have to accessing community services, with the aim of better linking primary and community care.

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  • Better health, together: Sustainable Health Review - transforming WA's health system

    3 months ago

    In this month’s Better health, together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington is joined by Sustainable Health Review Chair, Robyn Kruk to talk about the WA Department of Health’s recently released Sustainable Health Review Final Report.

    During its development, WA Primary Health Alliance has played a key role in representing the voice of the primary care sector and will continue to do so as part of a newly agreed strategic partnership with the Department of Health, WA.

    The partnership is intended to enable the joint planning, priority setting and funding of coordinated care, giving priority to the delivery... Continue reading

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  • 'Baby Coming You Ready?' - an innovative approach to improving health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers, infants and families.

    3 months ago
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    A new approach to understanding and treating risk for perinatal depression and anxiety among Aboriginal mothers is critical. The focus on behaviours alone is no longer an option if we are serious about improving outcomes.

    ‘Baby Coming You Ready?’ A new touchscreen application tailored to support Torres Strait Islander mothers and fathers, to give their babies the best start in life is being trialled in seven sites across North and South PHNs.

    It has been designed to improve outcomes with its holistic culturally sensitive approach to strengthening the social and emotional well being for Aboriginal parents.

    What is ‘Baby Coming... Continue reading

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  • Better health, together: Depression looks different for everybody

    3 months ago

    In this month’s Better health, together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington chats with Principal Advisor and Research Director, Dr Danny Rock about depression and our recent campaign to bring about awareness of this common mental health condition.

    WA Primary Health Alliance have launched an important campaign, Depression looks different for everybody, which aims to raise awareness of depression, encourage people to talk about their feelings and urge them to seek help.The campaign captures personal stories of depression as mini documentaries and in artworks to help people recognise the symptoms of this mental health condition that impacts about... Continue reading

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  • Addressing Eating Disorders in Primary Care

    4 months ago
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    On Tuesday 26 March, WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) in collaboration with the National Eating Disorder Collaboration (NEDC), WA Eating Disorders Outreach and Consultation Service (WAEDOCS) and Eating Disorders Program Training and Evaluation Centre (EDTEC), Child and Adolescent Health Service, Perth Children’s Hospital hosted an education opportunity at Perth Children’s Hospital. This event brought together General Practitioners, psychologists, dieticians and other primary health care professionals to learn about eating disorders and the role health professionals play in early identification and supporting recovery. Early intervention is key, eating disorders affect approximately 9% of Australians; have one of the highest mortality rates... Continue reading

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  • Better health, together: The journey so far

    7 months ago

    To end the year, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington is joined by Board Chair, Dr Richard Choong to reflect on the journey so far, our impact on the primary care sector and what success will look like in five years from now.

    WA Primary Health Alliance is making an impact on the fabric of the healthcare environment through our role in creating the right conditions to ensure the best possible health outcomes for all Western Australians, particularly for those who fall through the gaps.

    Bridging the divide between what are in effect the two different health systems and... Continue reading

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  • Better health, together: LGBTI health

    7 months ago

    This month, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington chats to LGBTI advocate and WA Primary Health Alliance Community Advisory Council member, Misty Farquhar about the role the primary care sector has to play in ensuring LGBTI people can access safe, inclusive and culturally appropriate health services.

    WA Primary Health Alliance has an important leadership role in advocating for safe, inclusive and culturally appropriate services for LGBTI people, a disproportionate number of whom experience poorer mental health outcomes, have higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers and experience discrimination, harassment and hostility in many parts of everyday life, including... Continue reading

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  • The Who’s Who in Kwinana and Rockingham

    8 months ago
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    On Tuesday 20 November, WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) hosted a networking opportunity for health professionals based in the Kwinana and Rockingham areas. This event brought together General Practitioners, Practice Managers, and Nurses in the Kwinana and Rockingham region as well as Rockingham General Hospital staff, Allied Health and Pharmacists to meet local services commissioned by WAPHA. Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions about the services, meet the people providing the services on the ground and understand referral pathways.

    Over 60 people were in attendance and the evening was opened by Dr. Richard Choong, the Chair of WAPHA and... Continue reading

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  • Rockingham General Hospital Community Open Day

    8 months ago
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    On Saturday the 17th November the WA Primary Health Alliance attended the Rockingham General Hospital Open Day. We provided information on the WA Primary Health Alliance,  all things My Health Record, the Suicide Prevention Trial Site and had lots of discussions about what the community thought a good health service and system was made of.

    We were also lucky enough to have Debra Letica, Chair of the Perth South Community Advisory Council and Tina Tuira-Waldon also from our Community Advisory Council join us.

    Thanks so much to Rockingham General Hospital for inviting us. We had a great time!

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  • Better health, together: Obesity

    8 months ago

    This month, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington sits down with Minister for Health, Roger Cook MLA to talk about the impact of obesity on Western Australians and our health system.

    WA Primary Health Alliance is part of the WA Government’s Obesity Collaborative Steering Group which is tasked with developing a WA Obesity Strategy.

    This strategy has stemmed from the inaugural WA Preventive Health Summit, held earlier this year. The one-day summit discussed the importance of prevention and encouraged broader thinking and community engagement around what we can do to encourage healthy lifestyles to reduce and prevent obesity and... Continue reading

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