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(08) 9144 6900

info@karrathahealthcare.org.au

66 Welcome Rd, Karratha WA 6714

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Programs

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Karratha Central Healthcare have a range of programs throughout the year. See below for current program flyers and to learn about our Remote Ready Program.

Current Programs

Remote Ready Program

Strengthening Aboriginal Health Program

Outreach

West Pilbara Wellbeing Program

Medical Outreach for Indigenous Chronic Disease

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Current Programs

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Remote Ready Program

Remote Ready Program

Karratha Central Healthcare and Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) are partnering to launch the Remote Ready Program to help support and retain the current disability workforce as well as attracting new people to work in the disability sector in the region.

The Remote Ready Program will be a pilot program to support the disability workforce in the Pilbara by allowing them to engage together, grow ideas, discuss issues and be part of the solution to local challenges related to working in remote Pilbara communities.

The program will involve participant networking, mentorship, personal and professional developmental workshops and online modules focused on working with disability clients living in remote communities.

Remote Ready Program

Culturally Safe & Respectful Practices Workshop

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11th

Karratha Central Healthcare and WA Centre for Rural Health delivered a Culturally Safe and Respectful Practices workshop.
 
We’d like to thank our facilitator Annette and all our participants. 
 
Annette is a Mununjali / Minjungbal woman from the Yugambeh Language Region of South-East Queensland. She provided our participants with valuable guidance on implementing culturally safe and respectful healthcare practices when interacting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals.

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Testimonials

Great presentation and great to discuss ideas throughout – Thank you!

Such a helpful and informative presentation, there were a number of useful and practical takeaways and strategies. I look forward to implementing them with my clients and I look forward to any future presentations.

Annette’s workshop has been very informative, she was personable and explained things very clearly.

I loved how conversationalist the course was, it really helped to expand and consolidate my knowledge.

This workshop has equipped me with the understanding of Aboriginal culture, I now know which terms not to use and how to communicate with respect.

I feel more confident working in the community!

Remote Ready Program

Self-Care Workshop for Disability Care Workers

FRIDAY, MAY 26th

Karratha Central Health Care and WA Centre for Rural Health collaborated to deliver the Self-Care Workshop for Disability Care Workers, the workshop focused on practical strategies for self-care, signs and symptoms of stress, finding help and support as well as creating connections and networks between participants. 

We’d like to thank our facilitators Prue and Catherine and all our participants in the workshop.  

Workshop

Testimonials

I already had an understanding of self-care but this workshop reminded me to keep on top of it.

Excellent workshop – very grateful to be included today. Lot’s of great ides, shared issues, commonalities.

Thank you for helping me address my self-care needs and opening the door to networking.

Welcoming and engaging workshop!

It was very helpful having the facilitators personal experiences in their roles and personal lives, it helped to grow a safe space which lead to other participants to share.

Please host more of these free workshops specifically in the dissability sector!

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Handling Stress Workshop

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26th

Karratha Central Healthcare and WA Centre for Rural Health delivered a Handling Stress Workshop and morning tea. The session was delivered by our provisionally registered psychology postgraduate student Aleicia who is undergoing training in psychology under the expert supervision of an experienced psychologist.

We’d like to thank our facilitator Aleicia and all our participants.

Strengthening Aboriginal Health Program

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Welcome to Strengthening Aboriginal Health!

The Strengthening Aboriginal Health Program is specifically designed to support our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients to achieve optimal health, development and wellbeing.

The program offers:

Access to Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Dietetics, & Diabetes Education

Group Education on topics such as exercise, diet, & chronic disease prevention

Outreach health clinics to rural communities

Assistance with transport to appointments

Support from our full time Aboriginal Health Care Coordinator

Strengthening Aboriginal Health Program

You are eligible to join the program if you are:

  • Aboriginal and/Or Torres Strait Islander
  • Aged 18+
  • have a chronic medical health condition (like diabetes or high blood pressure)

If you are interested in hearing more about the program or joining, please give us a call on 91446900.

Outreach

At Karratha Central Healthcare,

we are constantly working towards meeting health equality for all people in the Pilbara. We collaboratively deliver programs and outreach services to address social determinants of health, and support people to manage their health issues closer to their home and community.

Every month we have had clinicians travel to Tom Price, Onslow, Bindi Community, Bellary Springs Community, Paraburdoo and Wakathundi Community to provide much needed support and services.

Along with podiatry, dietetics, physiotherapy and diabetes education services our team of clinicians facilitate health education sessions for small groups, previous topics have included; foot care, diabetic wound prevention, stress management, nutrition, food budgeting.

These services are provided free to our Strengthening Aboriginal Health clients and a usual in-clinic appointment fee is charged for all other clients.

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Upcoming Outreach Dates

Onslow & Bindi Community

  • June 17 & 18
  • Aug 20 & 21
  • Oct 15 & 16
  • Dec 10 &11

Tom Price, Bellary Springs, Wakathuni & Paraburdoo

  • May 20th – 22nd
  • July 15th – 17th
  • September 16th – 18th
  • November 4th – 6th

West Pilbara Wellbeing Program

The WPWP

is specifically targeted to children living in the Pilbara where typical life stressors are exacerbated by living in a rural area and can have a negative impact on one’s emotional and social wellbeing.

This program was developed by our dedicated phycologist here at Karratha Central Healthcare to provide early intervention that will best support our children.

The weekly session will assist emotional development and awareness as well as give them skills in resilience, empathy, conflict resolution and problem solving.

West Pilbara Wellbeing Program

Previous Participating Schools:

  • Pegs Creek Primary School
  • Karratha Primary School
  • Wickham Primary School
West Pilbara Well-being Program

Medical Outreach for Indigenous Chronic Disease

Many communities in regional, rural and remote Western Australia do not have easy access to medical specialists or allied health professionals who can diagnose and treat a variety of illnesses. With funding from Rural Health West we are able to provide our ATSI clients access to specialised medical services which reduces their need to travel long distances to attend a consultation or receive treatment, meaning they can stay close to their home and family.

MOICDP aims to support the provision of primary health care multidisciplinary teams to prevent, detect and manage chronic diseases in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples who live in urban, rural, regional and remote communities. Chronic disease is defined as ‘a condition that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or more’.

Rural Health West

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