My Region - South West

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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 South West 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 South West directory by clicking the image below:


Tell your story

What is happening in the South West 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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    Your health matters - see your GP

    3 days ago

    Regular healthcare needs don’t stop during a pandemic. But some general practices in Western Australia are reporting a drop in patient numbers, believed to be related to COVID-19 fears.


    The See Your GP campaign reminds consumers of the importance of regular medical appointments and reassure them of the availability of safe, essential health care.

    It emphasises that it’s more important than ever for Western Australians to stay healthy and get the treatment, prescriptions and screening they need.

    General practice is open and safe to visit in person, and while some things might look a little different on arrival, these are... Continue reading

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    Better health, together: WA Healthy Weight Action Plan

    4 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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    WAPHA gets Rainbow Tick of approval

    6 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

    6 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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    Better health, together: LiveLighter

    6 months ago

    In this month’s 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 awarness 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... Continue reading

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    SW MH and AOD Strategy and Workshop notes published.

    9 months ago

    In May 2019 a series of fifteen (15) forums were conducted across the South West (SW) region,hosted in Bunbury, Busselton and Manjimup, with a specific focus on improving outcomes for older adults, adults, new mothers and children, youth and Aboriginal people.

    The WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) and WA Country Health Service (WACHS) funded workshops were to hear from service providers, volunteers, communities, carers and people with lived experience about what was working and what needed to be improved, and how it might be improved.

    The feedback from the workshop was used to develop a high-level Strategy, this strategy won’t... Continue reading

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    Better Health, Together: GP Urgent Care Network Pilot

    10 months ago

    In this month’s Better health, together video, WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington sits down with the Hon Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Premier, Minister for Health and Mental Health to talk about the recently launched GP Urgent Care Network Pilot.

    “Not all urgencies are emergencies” is the message of a public awareness campaign launched recently to signal the start of an 18-month GP Urgent Care Network Pilot that will see more than 125 GPs across Perth and in Bunbury taking the lead in providing urgent care.

    The GP Urgent Care Pilot is a partnership between the Department of Health... Continue reading

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    Better Health, Together: Compassionate Communities

    10 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. Read more


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    Better health, together: Aboriginal Health

    11 months ago

    In this month’s Better Health, Together video, our CEO, Learne Durrington chats to Professor Rhonda Marriott, Pro Vice Chancellor for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership and Director of the Ngangk Yira Research Centre at Murdoch University, to discuss key issues in Aboriginal health and how we can all do more to improve Aboriginal health and wellness.

    WA Primary Health Alliance works to improve health equity by increasing access to primary healthcare and planning, guiding and directing investment towards important services.

    Five of the ways we are working with partners to deliver better health for Aboriginal people across the state... Continue reading

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    Better health, together: Digital Health

    11 months ago

    WA Primary Health Alliance CEO, Learne Durrington chats to Australian Digital Health CEO Tim Kelsey; responsible for all national digital health services and systems, with a focus on engagement, innovation and clinical quality and safety.

    WA Primary Health Alliance is responsible for planning, guiding and directing investment towards important primary care services across WA. As the operator of the State’s three Primary Health Networks (PHNs), which form part of the national Australian Government PHN initiative, we work closely with GPs, service providers, government and its agencies, and communities.

    Five of the ways we are working with partners to deliver better... Continue reading

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