Connecting health professionals from the Midwest-Gascoyne region of Western Australia

The Midwest-Gascoyne Health Professionals Network welcomes health professionals from throughout the Midwest-Gascoyne region 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
Dental specialist
Dental medical specialist
Diabetes educator
Exercise physiologist
Federal health representative
General practitioner

Health administration
Health agency representative
Health promotion
Hospital doctor
Medical radiation practitioner
Medical specialist
Mental health professional
Nurse – enrolled
Nurse – registered
Nurse and midwife
Nurse practitioner
Occupational therapist

Podiatric surgeon
Practice administration
Practice manager
Public health representative
Social worker
Speech pathologist
State health representative
Student – health
Student – medicine
University representative

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Meet a local health professional

Introducing Stacey McCartney
Dietitian and Diabetes Educator located in Geraldton

What are your professional interests/specialities?
Diabetes and Sports Nutrition.

 Tell us, where you are from and how did you get to be a Dietitian in the Midwest-Gascoyne region?
I went to Curtin University in Perth and when I graduated, I was set on getting a clinical position in a hospital. To be honest, I do not really remember applying for a job in Geraldton, but when I got the call for an interview, I wasn’t going to say no. The role was with Midwest Medicare Local at the time and I accepted the job with the plan of spending one year in Geraldton for experience – it has now been 9 years and I wouldn’t have it any other way! 😊

What do you love about the Midwest-Gascoyne?
I love the sense of community up here and that feeling of being out in the country, whilst only being 4 hours from my family in Perth.

Did you always want to be a Dietitian?
I have always loved food and cooking. I did at one stage want to be a baker or pastry chef, however I was told that they worked horrible hours, which turned me off that idea. My grandmother always had an interest in health and food, so this took me down the avenue of food and nutrition, then dietetics.

What are your passions?
I love food (naturally) and sports. Which is another great thing about living in a regional town like Geraldton – all the sports facilities are located nearby and you can play multiple sports over one weekend without too much hassle.

When you aren’t working, where will we find you?
On the weekends – probably breakfast and coffee catching up with my friends, in the kitchen baking or out on the golf course with my husband 😀

Network news

Prevention in Practice training – free spots in Geraldton pilot sessions now available

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Preventing Violence Together is thrilled to advertise vacancies in the upcoming Prevention in Practice (PVT) pilot sessions. Prevention in Practice is a two-day training adapted from Safe and Equal for delivery in WA. Pilot sessions are free of charge. The purpose of all pilot sessions is to obtain crucial feedback to help PVT further adapt the training for WA. Following the pilots there is likely to be a cost associated with future sessions. Early registration is encouraged to secure your spot. The training is for: Professionals working in specialist family and domestic violence services, and whose work may involve preventing…

Angel Flight Australia

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ANGEL FLIGHT has pilots on standby ready to fly into rural and regional towns in Western Australia to help get sick and injured Australians to their city medical appointments. The well-known Australian charity coordinates non-emergency flights to assist country people to access specialist medical treatment that would otherwise be unavailable to them because of vast distances and high travel costs. It’s completely free for passengers and we accept referrals from health professionals (GPs, nurses, social workers etc). Health professionals can register with Angel flight to start referring patients, it’s a quick and easy process which can be found at the…

Save The Date – Physio Student Presentation – Lower Limb Return To Sport

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Date: Tuesday July 26th Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm Venue: WA Centre for Rural Health, 167 Fitzgerald Street, Geraldton in the Seminar room (upstairs). This professional development session will focus on return to sport considerations and updates in the literature of rehabilitation in the last few years. * Late-stage ACL Rehab * Tibial Stress Fracture * Return from Groin Injuries * Hamstring Tendon Intramuscular Injuries The focus will be on injuries not commonly treat and the later stages of rehabilitation. Presented by 4th year Physiotherapy students

Mindful Self Webinar

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When: Monday 25 July at 6.30pm. The Rural Doctors' Association of Western Australia and Mindful Meditation Australia have teamed up to bring rural doctors this introduction to mindfulness. This introductory session will go over the basic neuroscience of mindfulness and meditation practices, as well as inspire ways to engage, and deal with, workplace pressure through mindfulness and meditation tools for managing the self in work environments. Register here: