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
Warren-Blackwood launch of the South West Health Professionals Network
On Friday the 18 September 2020 health professionals from the towns of Manjimup, Bridgetown and surrounds were invited to attend the Warren-Blackwood launch of the South West Health Professionals Network (SWHPN) at Tall Timbers restaurant in Manjimup.
Thirty guests attended the launch to network with colleagues and learn about how the SWHPN can benefit and connect local health professionals. In attendance from the Shire of Manjimup were Shire President Hon. Cr Paul Omodei and Deputy Shire President Cr Jayde Darin, alongside representatives from Rural Health West and the Rural Clinical School of Western Australia. Canapés and local wine were enjoyed by attendees as they listened to a presentation from Vivienne Duggin, SWHPN Committee Chair, SWHPN Committee member and local GP Loryn Geyer, and SWHPN program officer Sally Mueller.
The aim of the SWHPN is to provide rural and remote health professionals in the South West with better support and greater opportunities to network, upskill, share information and collaborate in a local supportive community environment. The SWHPN will help connect health professionals across the region to enhance patient and community outcomes, encourage the retention of health professionals in the region and to increase access to education and upskilling opportunities.
Get to know your network in the south west…
Meet Pharmacist Alyssa Pisano
What are your professional interests/specialities?
My interests lie in Oncology and Pharmacy Advocacy although this is constantly changing as I develop as a professional and am exposed to different areas of the profession.
Tell us, where are you from and how did you get to be a Pharmacist in the South West?
I’m originally from QLD. I studied Pharmacy in Perth. I worked in the Goldfields for a number of years. One of the Doctors I was working with recommended Bunbury. They told me it was a fantastic place to work and live. Just by chance a job was available. I applied! Here I am 2 years later!
What do you love about the South West?
I love the fresh produce! I lived in Kalgoorlie for several years and ate weathered food for too long! I am very fond of cooking and it makes such a huge difference.
Did you always want to be a Pharmacist? Why?
No! My Mum suggested it as a job in my final year of high school. I’d never considered it previously. She told me it was a job you could easily balance children and work because of many part time work opportunities available. I wasn’t convinced on the children part, but I was passionate about chemistry and human biology and it combined the two.
What are your passions?
I am passionate about tailored patient care and patient education. Health professionals have immense knowledge banks and experience, which need to be shared as much as possible with patients.
When you aren’t working, where will we find you?
Exploring new territory in the South West on a camping trip, or visiting family and friends in Perth.