Warren Hospital is progressing well, here are a few recent pictures thanks to the Communications Coordinator
Ranui here, sharing the team pride for our Kaiden Price, our Reception Trainee.
The first male trainee our centre has employed, is currently in Bunbury completing his Department of Licensing and Transport training, so that he can extend his customer service skills to include all of our services.
Well done Kaiden, we are all very proud of you, and your reception crew are realising just how much you do in your absence!
Telehealth services to increase at new Warren Health Service
Manjimup residents will have to travel less to see their medical specialists once the new Warren District Hospital opens, according to the local Telehealth Coordinators.
South West Telehealth Coordinators Jenny Elms and Renae Seward said they expected more local people to be able to use telehealth to speak to their specialists after the new hospital opened, because there would be more telehealth equipment.
Ms Elms said that recent growth in local use of telehealth services would likely continue as the new hospital would have three extra telehealth facilities.
The current hospital has the Emergency Telehealth Service (ETS) and one dedicated outpatient telehealth room – which enables one local person a time to use videoconferencing equipment to speak to their specialists in Perth and Bunbury.
Ms Elms said the new hospital, which is due to open later in 2018, would have an added telehealth room specifically for patients with mental health conditions, as well as two mobile telehealth trolleys.
“This will allow three more people to access telehealth services at any one time,” she said.
“The new dedicated mental health space will make it much easier for mental health patients to access care – currently, they have to either wait for a specialist to visit town or they have to travel for appointments.”
Ms Elms said the increased facilities were coming at a good time as a recent increase in the use of telehealth had made the South West the busiest telehealth region in WA – with nearly 3000 outpatient appointments being held using telehealth in 2016/17.
“The outpatient telehealth service has grown right across the South West, and in Warren there has been a jump from 72 occasions of service in 2014/15, to 196 in 2016/17,” she said.
“We expect that the added technology in the new building will enable many more local people to speak to their specialists from here, without having to drive to Bunbury or Perth – saving them from travel-associated expense and stress.”
The new Warren Health Service will bring together a range of health services in one convenient location. Services will include an expanded, modern emergency department, upgraded medical imaging and improved technology support for clinicians and patients, bringing 21st century healthcare to Manjimup and surrounding districts.
The construction of the Warren Health Service is part of WACHS’s $300 million capital works program to improve capital infrastructure in 37 towns across the Wheatbelt, Great Southern, Midwest and South West regions.
Can We Fit?
A number of measures need to be in place so that emergency services can locate and access your house and property in the event of a bushfire or other emergency.
As firefighter safety is paramount, the points below may determine whether fire fighters can locate or decide that it is safe to enter your property to defend it.
ENROL NOW in a Full-Time, Part-Time or short course in Semester One 2018 at the South Regional TAFE Manjimup Campus.
Classes commence mid-February but it’s not too late to enrol.
You can even start mid semester if now isn't the right time. The Manjimup TAFE offers flexible study options to suit your needs.
Please see the full list of qualifications and short courses currently on offer at the Manjimup Campus on their website http://www.southregionaltafe.wa.edu.au/courses.
Please note that these short courses are very competitive so students must be enrolled to secure their place in the course as places are limited. If these scheduled courses fill up, the Manjimup Campus is happy to accommodate your needs and run extra courses.
Onsite delivery for courses is also an option and available at a date that suits you (Minimum numbers required). Please contact us to discuss your training needs for 2018.
Concession rates also apply for valid concession card holders.
If you are interested in a short course that is not listed above please express your interest and we will see what we can do!
For more details please contact the Manjimup Campus on 9771 7600, email Manjimup@srtafe.wa.edu.au or visit the campus, 100 Graphite Road, Manjimup. The campus is open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. Enrolments can also be completed over the phone or via email if you are unable to visit in person.
Bob Taylor, pictured, is Northampton’s treasure and a self-confessed avid litter collector. Keep Australia Beautiful WA want to say thank you and recognise him as a litter legend in Western Australia. In 2017 Bob collected 485 litter bags of roadside rubbish! Bob is celebrating his 75th birthday on 25 January and has been picking up road side litter for 25 years. You can read more about his clean-up efforts here.
Help shape the future of waste and recycling. The Waste Authority is giving the opportunity for community members to get involved on the future of waste and recycling. You can read the consultation paper and view the regional workshops here.
Plastic Bag Ban – Regional community consultation. Be involved in the upcoming plastic bag ban. Meetings in Karratha, Kalgoorlie, Bunbury, Narrogin, Albany, Geraldton, Broome and Port Hedland. Register here.
Tidy Towns Awards 2018 will be launched on 3 March this year in Wongan Hills. We are excited to say that Chelsea Basham, local country western singer, will be playing at the launch. Communities will be able to register for the awards from then, and project submissions will be due by June. There are seven awards, so now is a great time to consider what projects you could enter. (Projects are from June 2017 – June 2018). If you would like to discuss any aspect of Tidy Towns entry, regional visits are still taking place, please contact me at the details below.
Out and about
Thanks to Pemberton business People and Parcel movers a stretch of highway is 34 bags of litter free! View their facebook post here.
Yallingup was inundated with spectators and participants recently as the scene for Taj’s Small Fries surfing competition, read more here
Roebourne’s initiatives are about restoring community cohesion and pride, read here
Esperance is being ‘discovered’ due to Instagram, read here
Bunbury was ranked third in Wotif’s Australian Town of the Year Awards, as "the best place to go for a dip with a bottlenose dolphin."
Margaret River also took out the Top Wine Region in the People’s Choice category, read more here
Keep Australia Beautiful – Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards.
Come down to the Manji CRC and support the Quinninup Days for Girls by purchasing some raffle tickets to win this mouth-watering baskets of Easter goodies!