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Technology brings lymphoedema care closer to home for Esperance and Katanning patients

Esperance resident Jan Ramsden was one of the first in Australia to benefit from the WA Country Health Service and Fiona Stanley Hospital’s innovative TeleLymphoedema trial which brings care closer to home for Esperance and...[more]


WA Country Health Service staff recognised for excellence in Rural Health Awards

Eighteen health professionals from across the WA Country Health Service (WACHS) have been shortlisted for the 2020 WA Rural Health Awards. The annual awards recognise the incredible contributions of rural health professionals in...[more]


Wheatbelt Speech Pathologist awarded Australia’s Rural Clinical Educator for 2019

WA Country Health Service Western Wheatbelt speech pathologist Georgina Farrimond was crowned Rural Clinical Educator of the year at the 2019 Speech Pathology Australia WA Branch awards night last November. As a Rural Clinical...[more]


Local students attend P.A.R.T.Y. aimed at reducing risk taking behaviour

Albany Health Campus recently welcomed local high school students in the process of obtaining their driver’s licence to take part in an interactive reality education program called P.A.R.T.Y (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related...[more]


Broome doctor named Australian Clinical Educator of the year

A long-term WA Country Health Service clinician has won the Australian Clinical Educator of the Year award for his work in training remote doctors. Based at Broome Health Campus, district medical officer Dr David Forster was...[more]


Research shows screen time can be good for country health

WA Country Health Service research has proven that patients living in regional and remote areas of Western Australia who access specialist geriatrician services via videoconference experience improved health outcomes. The...[more]


Public Health specialist appointed to new Director role

Dr Marisa Gilles is providing leadership in public health and disease prevention for country communities across the State in a newly created role as Director of Public Health Medicine with WA Country Health Service (WACHS). Dr...[more]

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