Connecting health professionals from the Goldfields region of Western Australia

The Goldfields Health Professionals Network welcomes health professionals from throughout the Goldfields region of Western Australia.  Registration to the site allows access to extensive support resources not available to general users.

Aboriginal health worker
ATSI health practitioner
Audiologist
Audiometrist
Chinese medicine practitioner
Chiropractor
Clinical psychologist
Counsellor
Community health representative
Dental hygienist
Dental therapist
Dental specialist
Dental medical specialist
Dentist
Diabetes educator
Dietitian
Endodontist
Exercise physiologist
Federal health representative
General practitioner

Health administration
Health agency representative
Health promotion
Hospital doctor
Medical radiation practitioner
Medical specialist
Mental health professional
Midwife
Nurse – enrolled
Nurse – registered
Nurse and midwife
Nurse practitioner
Nutritionist
Occupational therapist
Optometrist
Orthodontist
Osteopath
Paramedic
Periodontist
Pharmacist

Physiotherapist
Podiatric surgeon
Podiatrist
Practice administration
Practice manager
Prosthodontist
Psychologist
Public health representative
Radiographer
Registrar
Resident
Social worker
Sonographer
Speech pathologist
State health representative
Student – health
Student – medicine
University representative

What’s happening

GOHPN Education Series – Diabetes

Hosted by the Goldfields Health Professionals Network, the first Education Series was held on Thursday 11 March 2021. The topic was Diabetes and attendees enjoyed a light supper and presentations by Nephrologist Dr Mark Thomas as well as Dr Sean George.

The details of the next session in the series is currently being arranged. An invitation and registration link will be sent to members of the GOHPN when finalised. Please ensure that you have completed the free GOHPN Membership registration to receive the notifications.

For more information on this series, please contact Hayley Selleck at hayley.selleck@gohpn.com.au

“Why we chose the Goldfields” with Brad and Tyla from Goldfields Chiropractic & Healing Centre.

Occupation:
Chiropractors

Organisation:
Goldfields Chiropractic & Healing Centre

For young chiropractors, Tyla and Brad of Goldfields Chiropractic & Healing Centre in Kalgoorlie, the ease of lifestyle that a rural setting provides, as well as a diverse clinical load has ensured that accepting a rural placement has worked out best for them. To put it simply, life is easy in a rural community. Tyla and Brad, sat down with Hayley from the GOHPN to discuss all things living and working rural.

When it comes to living in rural communities, for Tyla, she grew up in Port Hedland so she has been no stranger to living rurally. After graduating, Tyla worked in Karratha and even worked in India before settling in Kalgoorlie, so living rural is nothing new for her and admits that city life is not for her.

Brad on the other hand, had lived in the city all his life, however after another country chiropractor discussed the benefits of a rural lifestyle, Brad decided to get away from the city bubble and took the chance to move to Kalgoorlie to start his Chiropractic career.

While discussing the advantages of working rurally, Tyla and Brad both agree that the advantages of working in rural practice are twofold. When it comes to career opportunities and development, working rurally provides you with such a vast diversity of clinical experiences. The variety of patients that you see, make your practice life interesting and help build your professional skills at a rapid rate.

While the professional side is a huge plus, it’s the local community that has helped both Tyla and Brad settle in to town. Kalgoorlie is a very busy town, with lots of community events so it’s been easy to meet people and build local connections. Both are quick to add that the local Goldfields people have been so welcoming and friendly that they both were able to integrate into the community.

When asked what advice that they would give to other health professionals who are considering moving rural, Brad, with no previous rural experience says to just take it, explaining that you adapt very quickly and the relaxed atmosphere is pretty easy to get used to, the people are welcoming and the support of his tight-knit practice has meant that he is able to settle in with ease. Brad also goes on to say said that for a new graduate, the diversity and different clinical exposure that you see in rural practice has meant that his clinical experience and skills have built up quickly.

Tyla explains that there is so many unique opportunities that present themselves when working rurally, both socially and also professionally so if you get the chance, take it and see where it takes you!

Scholarships Open

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The National Centre for Farmer Health will provide a limited number of scholarships to financially assist students who would like to undertake further study in area of Agricultural Health and…

GOHPN Education Series – Ophthalmology and Dermatology.

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The Goldfields Health Professionals Network is hosting the next instalment of our education series. This month we are presenting on Ophthalmology and Dermatology. OPHTHALMOLOGY Dr Annette Ferguson (Gebauer) Ophthalmic Surgeon…

Alcohol & Other Drug related Services Support Guide

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Below is the current support guide for alcohol and other drug related services in the Goldfields. Hope CS Support Guides Kalgoorlie - Jan 2021

WAPHA Immunisation update LIVE Webinar

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  The WA Primary Health Alliance will hold an immunisation update LIVE Wednesday 14 April evening. The update on the Phase 1b COVID-19 vaccine roll out by general practices will…