The South West Health Professionals Network welcomes health professionals from throughout the South West of Western Australia. Registration to the site allows access to extensive support resources not available to general users.
- Aboriginal health worker
- ATSI health practitioner
- Chinese medicine practitioner
- Clinical psychologist
- Community health representative
- Dental hygienist
- Dental therapist
- Diabetes educator
- Exercise physiologist
- Federal health representative
- General practitioner
- Health agency representative
- Hospital doctor
- Medical radiation practitioner
- Medical specialist
- Mental health professional
- Nurse – enrolled
- Nurse – registered
- Nurse and midwife
- Nurse practitioner
- Occupational therapist
- Podiatric surgeon
- Social worker
- Speech pathologist
- State health representative
- Student – health
- Student – medicine
- University representative
Thanking South West nurses on International Nurses Day
On the 12th May, the South West Health Professionals Network (SWHPN) thanked and celebrated our local nurses for International Nurses Day by arranging a delicious morning tea for the nurses at Margaret River Hospital.
A gourmet hamper containing cake, cheese, fruit, pastries and quiche was provided on behalf of the network for the nurses to enjoy with their morning cuppa.
As the SWHPN has not yet hosted an event in the Margaret River region, it was a great opportunity to meet some of our local health professionals in this part of the region and introduce them to the network.
Thank you to all our incredible nurses caring for our south west community, especially in this difficult time!
Thank you also to Gourmet Food Merchant in Cowaramup for the hamper of local delicacies.
Get to know your network in the south west…
Meet Oral Medicine Specialist Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen
What are your professional interests/specialities?
My clinical and research interests include orofacial pain and headaches, temporomandibular joint disorders, oral mucosal disease, salivary gland diseases and disorders, dental sleep medicine and paediatric oral medicine.
Tell us, where are you from and how did you get to be a Oral Medicine specialist in the South West?
I was born in Singapore and moved to Melbourne when I was in high school. During my undergraduate dental degree at the University of Melbourne, I joined the Royal Australian Navy and moved around a bit before settling down in Perth, Western Australia with my now- husband. I fell in love with life over west and never looked back since! After working as an Oral Medicine specialist in Perth, I realized there was a real need for one in the South West, particularly for the patients that find it difficult to travel long distances. Hence, I am the first and only OM specialist working in the South West thus far, and grateful for the support people have shown.
What do you love about the South West?
I love how friendly and supportive the community, colleagues and other health professionals have been. I also love the food and fresh produce I can buy (or have been invited to pick off trees!)
Did you always want to be a Oral Medicine specialist?
No, during dental school I didn’t think I would specialize. After half a decade of working as a dentist, I slowly realized that I was very interested in the how and why behind the some of the problems I was seeing, and became motivate to pursue further study.
What are your passions?
I love oral medicine! Besides teaching and lecturing, I try to raise awareness for oral medicine on social media platforms, dental forums, and special interest pages. I like volunteering, particularly as a mascot for the local children’s hospital. I love making them laugh. I am also pretty crazy about my 2 dogs, and spending time with them. Recently, I have been into cooking and trying to make food from scratch (I made tofu last night), which my dogs (and husband) are reaping the benefits of.
What tips can you share with other SWHPN members on keeping healthy and happy during these current social distancing restrictions?
(Thanks to Amanda for sharing this graphic she created below)
The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia students for 2020
Welcome to the new Rural Clinical School students for 2020. Here are some photos.