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Welcome to the South West Health Professionals Network

Connecting health professionals from the South West region of Western Australia

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
  • Audiologist
  • Audiometrist
  • Chinese medicine practitioner
  • Chiropractor
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Counsellor
  • Community health representative
  • Dental hygienist
  • Dental therapist
  • Dentist
  • Diabetes educator
  • Dietitian
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Federal health representative
  • General practitioner
  • Health agency representative
  • Hospital doctor
  • Medical radiation practitioner
  • Medical specialist
  • Mental health professional
  • Midwife
  • Nurse – enrolled
  • Nurse – registered
  • Nurse and midwife
  • Nutritionist
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Occupational therapist
  • Optometrist
  • Orthodontist
  • Osteopath
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Podiatric surgeon
  • Podiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Radiographer
  • Registrar
  • Resident
  • Social worker
  • Sonographer
  • Speech pathologist
  • State health representative
  • Student – health
  • Student – medicine
  • University representative

Get to know your network in the South West…

Meet Dentist Daniel Tham

What are your professional interests/specialities?
General Dentistry – with particular interest in cosmetic dentistry and muscle relaxant therapy.

Tell us, where are you from and how did you get to be a dentist in the South West?
I was born in Malaysia and migrated to Australia in 1990 to complete my primary and high school education in Perth. After graduating from University of WA in 2003, I commenced my first job as an employee Dentist here in Bunbury. Four years later in 2007, I branched out to start my own Private Dentist under the name of Eversmile Dental. Our first location was in Beach Road next to the Bunbury Eye Surgeons. We have now expanded and are located on the ground floor of Brecken Health building. We now have six surgery rooms within that complex and employ three other dentists and two therapists as part of the hygiene department.

What do you love about the South West?
There are so many things to love about our beautiful South West. I have lived in the Bunbury area now for over 18 years and have grown to love its people, places and peaceful surroundings. Having also spent over 10 years in Perth, it is refreshing for my body, mind and spirit to sit back and take in the slower pace of life and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.
There are plenty of scenic beaches and outdoor venues to enjoy a day in the sun. Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River are not too far any also and I enjoy going to those places with my family even if it is a short-day outing.
I’ve gotten to know so many lovely and genuine people from my church and workplace and it is such a wonderful journey to do life together in this beautiful part of Western Australia.

Did you always want to be a dentist? Why?
Since the latter years of my high school days, I have always wanted to get into a profession where I could use my hands to help people. My mum was the first person to comment that I had good hand eye skills coupled with a strong concentration span. Combined with my general affinity for people and my natural caring approach, I believe that being a dentist would be the best career for me that would give me both work satisfaction and positive community impact.

What are your passions?
I enjoy all ball sports, including basketball, tennis, cricket and golf. I also find joy in spending time with my children and watching them grow up in beautiful Bunbury.

When you aren’t working, where will we find you?
Probably at a nice local restaurant, eating and drinking with family and friends. To chill out and relax, you will probably find me in a movie theatre or watching Netflix at home. Finally being a big sports fan, you might catch me at an Eagles game or two and also cheering for my favourite basketball team, the Perth Wildcats.

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WACHS employees Pitch Your Pilot!

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Pitch Your Pilot is back for 2022! Your ideas could make a difference WA Country Health Service (WACHS) employees are invited to submit ideas to improve the way we work or create more positive outcomes for country communities in the third 'Pitch Your Pilot' program. Whilst the program is open to WACHS staff, collaborative ideas engaging in partnerships are encouraged. Trial of virtual reality goggles for pain diversion in paediatric patients when undergoing a medical procedure in an emergency department. The BACKUP service is a pilot program that uses WACHS Command Centre technology for senior nurses to provide support and…

Palliative Care Week

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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.

Win a $100 gift voucher

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Calling all nursing, midwifery, dental and allied health professionals practicing in rural Western Australia The Rural Health West Health Professional Survey is now open. You play a crucial role in the health of WA rural communities and we are asking for your help.  If you haven't already, please complete our survey using the link below.  Help us understand your needs and experiences so we can better support you and your community.  Help us help you. Click here to take the survey! Respondents with surveys returned by the due date will be entered into a draw to win one of five…

WA Rural Health Awards | Nominations now open

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NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN The WA Rural Health Awards celebrate the achievements of clinicians who have enhanced the range and quality of medical care available in rural locations. These awards are an opportunity to shine the spotlight on health professionals who have contributed to rural health in Western Australia. When news of the COVID-19 pandemic broke, the world hit unchartered waters and health professionals rose to the challenge. Never has there been a better time to acknowledge these heroes. Nominations are now open for the 2021 awards in the following categories: • Building Healthy Country Communities • Clinical Leadership • GP…

GP education evening: Women’s health

South West GP’s networked and listened to a Women’s health presentation by Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Ben Cunningham, at the recent GP education evening supported by St John of God Bunbury, the South West Health Professionals Network (SWHPN) and Besins Healthcare. Dr Cunningham’s presentation focused on management of menopause, touching on early menopause and menopausal hormone treatment.

This session was the last in the series for 2021, with dates and topics for 2022 to be confirmed. Future events in the GP education series will be emailed to members of the SWHPN.

Suturing and Plastering workshop

Health professionals from all disciplines across the South West attended a suturing and plastering workshop in Busselton, presented by hand injury organisation Handoc. Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Rohan Page facilitated the two interactive workshops covering specific techniques, with each workshop starting with a presentation followed by attendees practising their skills.

GP education evening: Orthopaedics

General practitioners came from far and wide – Augusta, Donnybrook and Busselton, to name a few places – to learn from Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Simon Smith in an interactive and engaging hip and knee presentation. Dr Smith discussed ACL diagnosis, knee replacement, robotics, and conducted a hip and knee examination on a guest volunteer.

The next session in this GP education series will be on the topic of women’s health and will be held on Thursday 28 October 2021. Registration information will be emailed to members of the SWHPN closer to the date.

GP Long Table Lunch – Palliative Care and clinical trials

The rolling hills of the Ferguson Valley provided a stunning backdrop to the GP Long Table Lunch, hosted by the South West Health Professionals Network and St John of God Bunbury Hospital on 16 May 2021.
Held at St Aidan Wines, the event provided an opportunity for local GP’s to connect with palliative care consultants, oncologists, a radiation oncologist and surgeons and discuss case studies on breast cancer and rectal cancer.
Special thanks to the event panel chair Dr Carolyn Masarei and panelists Dr Sarah Dunlop, Dr Suzanne Webb, Dr Kasri Rahim, Dr Nikhil Agrawal and Dr Marcus Ong.

South West Health Professionals Network ‘Young Professionals’ Health Summit

Thank you to event partner St John of God Bunbury Hospital for supporting the inaugural SWHPN South West ‘Young Professionals’ Health Summit at the BREC in Bunbury on Saturday 20 March 2021.
Delegates enjoyed a morning presentation from Thai cave rescue diver Dr Craig Challen SC OAM and participated in professional development workshops such as finding a mentor, enhancing your cultural awareness and managing your own mental health. The afternoon interactive workshops focused on emergency skills, pain management, chronic disease, oral health, mental health case studies and musculoskeletal and sports medicine management. The day was rounded out with networking drinks and canapés by the water.
Images: Nicole Scott (SJOGBH), Dr Sarah Newman (Doctors’ Health Advisory Service Western Australia), Dr Zhen Lin, Dr Nan Htwesan, Katie Kindleysides (Rural Health West), Dr Craig Challen SC OAM, Carol Chandler and June Foulds (The Rural Clinical School of WA).

GP breakfast education series – Cardiology

Hosted by St John of God Bunbury Hospital and the South West Health Professionals Network, the latest session in the GP Breakfast Education series was held on Friday 19 February 2021.  The topic was Cardiology and attendees enjoyed a breakfast and presentations by Cardiologists Dr Allison Morton and Dr Rachel Orme, and Vascular Surgeon Dr Kishore Sieunarine.

The next session in the series will be on Thursday 26 August June 2021 with the topic of Orthopaedics. An invitation and registration link will be sent to members of the SWHPN.

For more information on this series, please contact Sally Mueller or Nicole Scott.