Midwest health services

Information on health services available in the Midwest region, including hospital, population, mental health, aged and community care services.

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The Midwest health region of Western Australia covers more than 605,000 square kilometres, approximately one quarter of the total land mass of WA, and services a population over 64,000 concentrated along the coast. The region is located in the northern central area of Western Australia and incorporates three health districts - Gascoyne, Geraldton, Midwest and Murchison.

The Midwest provides hospital and community based health care from 17 sites across the region comprising of hospitals, health centres and nursing posts, with the Geraldton Health Campus being the regional health campus. WA Country Health Service (WACHS) Midwest delivers a range of services including:

  • Inpatient and outpatient hospital services
  • Emergency Department (supported by Emergency Telehealth Services)
  • Maternity and newborn services
  • Surgical
  • Renal
  • Cancer care
  • Community health
  • Allied health
  • Public health
  • Aged and community care
  • Mental health
  • Community alcohol and drug service
  • Medical specialist services
  • Residential aged care
  • Palliative care

Geraldton Health Campus

Geraldton Health Campus address and contact details (external site)

The Geraldton Health Campus is the regional health campus for the Midwest region and includes the Geraldton Hospital. Services provided at the Geraldton Health Campus include:

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Carnarvon Health Campus

Carnarvon Health Campus address and contact details (external site)

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Other health services

Dongara/Eneabba/Mingenew Health Centre

Dongara/Eneabba/Mingenew Health Centre address and contact details (external site)

Kalbarri Health Centre

Kalbarri Health Centre address and contact details (external site)

Exmouth Health Service

Exmouth Health Service address and contact details (external site)

  • 24 hour acute and emergency care
  • General practitioner services
  • Residential aged care, including residential respite
  • Home and Community Care (HACC) services
  • Palliative care
  • Social work
  • Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS)
  • Telehealth
  • Mental health (see Midwest Mental Health and Community Alcohol and Drug Service)
  • Radiography and sonography services
  • Antenatal Clinic
  • Nursing Clinic (Dressing Clinic)
  • Community health
  • Dental health service on site
  • Pathology
  • Allied health (see Population health below)
  • Visiting specialists including:
    • General surgery
    • Ophthalmology
    • Dermatology
    • General physician
    • Obstetrician & gynecology
    • Psychiatry

Burringurrah Nursing Post

Burringurrah Nursing Post address and contact details (external site)

  • Acute and emergency services, 8.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.
  • HealthDirect access afterhours, weekends and public holidays.
  • General practitioner visits fortnightly.
  • Visiting services as required.

Coral Bay Nursing Post

Coral Bay Nursing Post address and contact details (external site)

  • Acute and emergency services, 8.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.
  • HealthDirect access afterhours, weekends and public holidays.
  • General practitioner visits fortnightly.
  • Visiting services as required.

Cue Health Centre

Cue Health Centre address and contact details (external site)

Meekatharra Health Centre

Meekatharra Health Centre address and contact details (external site)

Morawa Perenjori Health Centre

Morawa Perenjori Health Centre address and contact details (external site)

Mount Magnet Health Centre

Mount Magnet Health Centre address and contact details (external site)

Mullewa Health Centre

Mullewa Health Centre address and contact details (external site)

Northampton Health Centre

Northampton Health Centre address and contact details (external site)

Sandstone Nursing Post

Open Thursday only
Address: Griffiths Street, Sandstone Western Australia 6639
Phone: 08 9963 5808

Yalgoo Nursing Post

Yalgoo Nursing Post address and contact details (external site)

North Midlands (Three Springs) Health Centre

North Midlands (Three Springs) Health Centre address and contact details (external site)

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Population health

The Midwest Population Health team provides a range of community-based health services across the Midwest region.

Population Health includes Community Health, Allied Health and Public Health clinicians, who operate in multi-disciplinary teams throughout the region.

Allied Health

Geraldton:

Phone: (08) 9956 2204
Email: AlliedHealthReception.WACHS-Midwest@health.wa.gov.au
Location: 51-85 Shenton Street Geraldton WA 6530

Carnarvon:

Phone: (08) 9941 0500
Email: GascoyneAlliedHealthReception.WACHS-Midwest@health.wa.gov.au
Location: Carnarvon Hospital Outpatient Building, Francis Street, Carnarvon WA 6701

Allied Health services are provided throughout the Geraldton, Midwest, Murchison and Gascoyne Districts with a focus on prevention and early intervention, working on keeping people well, improving the health of the community and helping individuals who need treatment and care.

The Midwest Allied Health team consists of:

  • Dietitians
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech pathologists
  • Social workers
  • Podiatrists
  • Audiology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Allied health assistants

What services do we provide?

  • Education and practical information for individuals, families, other agencies and community groups (on topics such as diabetes, exercise, nutrition and children’s development.
  • Child development services - Team-based assessments and therapy services for children with developmental delay and/or disorders.
  • Therapy and clinical services for hospital inpatients and outpatients in the hospitals in the Midwest, Murchison and Gascoyne, as well as for community individuals and groups.

Community Health

Geraldton:

Phone: (08) 9956 1980
Location: 51-85 Shenton Street, Geraldton WA 6530

Carnarvon:

Phone: (08) 9941 0500
Location: Carnarvon Outpatient Centre, Cleaver Street, Carnarvon WA 6701

Community Health services promote healthy outcomes for infants, young children and their families through a comprehensive approach in collaboration with parents/carers. Community Health nurses complete health checks and assessments of children’s physical, developmental, social and emotional needs and enable access to timely and appropriate interventions and supports.

Groups at risk of poorer health outcomes are of particular focus. Universal services include developmental assessments from birth to school entry at the key ages of 0-14 days, 8 weeks, 4 months, 12 months, 2 years and starting school. Included in the schedule is:

  • physical and developmental assessments which review child health, development and behaviour
  • psychosocial assessments including community and family networks and supports
  • information regarding parenting and development of parenting groups
  • maternal health and wellbeing including assessment for post-natal depression
  • child safety including safe sleeping
  • immunisation
  • breastfeeding and nutrition

Public Health

Geraldton:

Phone: (08) 9956 1985
Location: Community Health Centre, 51-85 Shenton Street, Geraldton WA 6530

Carnarvon:

Phone: (08) 9941 0500
Location: Carnarvon Outpatient Centre, Cleaver Street, Carnarvon WA 6701

The Midwest Public Health team aims to reduce disparities in health status between social groups and empower individuals and communities to create healthy environments through the use of evidence-based strategies, best practice and quality improvement approaches, and effective governance and accountability mechanisms.

The Public Health team focuses on health promotion and disease control activities which cover the whole of the Midwest Region.

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Mental health and community alcohol and drug service

See the Midwest Mental Health & Community Alcohol and Drug Service webpage.

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Aged and community care services

  • Aged Care Assessment Team
  • Geraldton Community Care
  • Midwest Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre (until November 30, 2019)
  • Older Patient Initiative
  • Transition Care Program
  • Short Term Restorative Care Program
  • Sub-acute services
    • Regional stroke services
    • Neurological services
    • Group exercise, balance and hydrotherapy sessions
    • Changes in memory and thinking education
    • Community and outpatient rehabilitation
    • Geriatrician services

For more information on aged care services, please visit My Aged Care (external website).

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