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BuDDS – Bunbury Doctor to Doctor Support Mentorship Program

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BuDDS seeks to provide a structured mentoring program for doctors in the greater Bunbury region, promoting a positive, supportive culture within the medical community by linking doctors at various stages of training and beyond to share experiences and provide personal and professional guidance.
 
Would you like to be involved in BuDDS? Please contact kayla.mizzi@health.wa.gov.au to complete a Mentee/Mentor registration form.
 
Want more information before deciding? For more information including BuDDS structure, confidentiality and how it all works, send an email to kayla.mizzi@health.wa.gov.au.
 
A BuDDS Launch Event will be held on 15 July 2021 to meet your fellow BuDDS and be welcomed to the program.

Blackwood service planning district workshop

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Communities from the Bridgetown, Boyup Book and Nannup areas are invited to join WA Country Health Service – South West as they undertake regional service planning, as part of the Bunbury Hospital Redevelopment.
Thursday 24 June, 11:00am-1:00pm
St John Ambulance Sub Centre
17 Pioneer Street, Bridgetown
Light lunch provided
This is an exciting opportunity to have your say and contribute to the development of a strong network of hospitals that deliver care closer to home.
For more information please contact WACHS-SW-BHServDev@health.wa.gov.au

My Health Record Improvements Webinar

By Learning, News

Wed 2 Jun 2021 5:00pm

This ACCRM webinar lead by the Australian Digital Health Agency will provide information on how to use the My Health Record System. Doctors will learn about the benefits of using the system as well as all the latest improvements

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the webinar doctors will know:

  • What is the My Health Record system and what benefit is there to me and my patients in using the system.
  • What changes and enhancements have been made, in particular with Pathology, Diagnostic Imaging and Advance Care Directives.
  • Education and Training resources available.
  • Where to get further help and assistance.
  • Who (rural doctors) is using it and what is their experience.
  • How beneficial is it to patients and carers.
  • Future enhancements for the My Health Record system.

For more information or to register please visit the website.

Warren service planning district workshop

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Communities from the Manjimup, Pemberton and Northcliffe areas are invited to join WA Country Health Service – South West as they undertake regional service planning, as part of the Bunbury Hospital Redevelopment.

Wednesday 16 June 2021
11:00am – 1:00pm (please arrive by 10:45am)
Wellness and Respite Community Centre – 1a Edwards Street, Manjimup
Light lunch provided

This is an exciting opportunity to have your say and contribute to the development of a strong network of hospitals that deliver care closer to home.  View the flyer here.

Registrations are essential.

For more information please contact WACHS-SW-BHServDev@health.wa.gov.au.

Palliative Care Week

By Events, Learning, Network, News

In 2021, National Palliative Care Week (NPCW) will be held from Sunday 23 May – Saturday 29 May, with the theme Palliative Care It’s more than you think. During NPCW 2021 we hope to spark important conversations in the community about the benefits of quality palliative care and celebrate the amazing dedication of all those working and volunteering in palliative care across Australia.

Visit the website for more information and resources.

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 Medicine. Scholarships are open twice yearly to applicants who enrol in core units HMF701 (Agricultural Health and Medicine) and or HMF702 (Healthy and Sustainable Agricultural Communities) either as part of their Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Health and Medicine, or as an elective at Deakin University or other university post-graduate course.

Applications close on the 31 May 2021.  Visit the website for more information or to register.

Culturally responsive care and Blood Borne viruses: Webinar series for WA healthcare workers

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Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities are growing in WA, the latest census data shows one in five households speak a language other than English at home. When supporting CALD populations, health professionals can be faced with clinical presentations and needs that vary substantially from Australian-born populations, particularly in terms of Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs).

 

This course is for: General practitioners, nurse practitioners, nurses and other interested healthcare workers.

 

This activity training has been submitted for approval to RACGP QI&CPD Program category 3 CPD points and ACRRM 3 core PDP points in the ACRRM program.

Session One: Thursday 13 May 2021, 6:00pm – 7:30pm (AWST)

Provides an overview of key migrant and refugee population needs and explores culturally responsive strategies in the management of ongoing CHB clinical care.

 

Session Two: Thursday 20 May 2021, 6:00pm – 7:30pm (AWST)

Join a panel of experts from the Humanitarian Entrant Health Service, Perth Children’s Hospital, the Association for Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors (ASeTTS), Ethnic Communities Council WA and a lived experience representative

 

Click this link to download the flyer

Young Professionals Health Summit – Bunbury 2021

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REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

Registrations for the South West Health Professionals Network ‘Young Professionals’ Health Summit are now open!

Saturday 20 March 2021
9:00am-5:00pm
Plus networking drinks from 5:00pm-7:00pm
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, BUNBURY

This one-day health summit for young and emerging health professionals in the South West will feature professional development workshops, hands-on clinical skills stations and networking drinks, providing South West Young Professionals with a locally-delivered education and networking opportunity.

Visit the event website to view the program and register here.

The keynote speaker will be CRAIG CHALLEN SC OAM, Joint Australian of the Year 2019, an Australian cave diver notable for his efforts in saving a soccer team of twelve boys and their coach in the 2018 Thailand Cave Rescue.

Please see attached the event program. Registration fee starts at $50 and those living outside of Bunbury can apply for a Health Workforce Scholarship bursary to cover their travel registration fee and one nights accommodation (please contact Corinne McGowan corinne.mcgowan@ruralhw.com.au to apply for the scholarship).

For further information on the event please contact SWHPN Program Officer Sally Mueller.