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WA Health

WA Health is Western Australia’s public health system. They provide safe and high-quality health care to nearly 2.3 million Western Australians across a vast State of almost 2.5 million square kilometres.

WA Health's mission is to improve, promote and protect the health of Western Australians, which we aim to do through five key initiatives:

  • planning for the future
  • caring for individuals and the community
  • caring for those who need it most
  • making best use of funds and resources
  • supporting our team

WA Health employ 40,000 staff and provide health services across metropolitan, rural and remote areas which include:

  • public hospitals and community health services
  • health protection through public health services and disaster preparedness management
  • mental health services including in-patient services, crisis management and community treatment and support services
  • dental health services including school dental health and public community dental services
  • Aboriginal health services

WA Health also fosters partnerships within the healthcare community to achieve the best possible outcomes for the people of Western Australia to receive the care they need, when they need it.

Mental health emergency helpline

  • Metro 1300 555 788
  • Peel 1800 676 822
  • Rural/remote after hours 1800 552 002

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Last reviewed: September 2019

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Deep vein thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in one of the deep veins of your body, usually in your leg.

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Understanding the dying process

Information for families to help them work through some of the difficult questions and issues around what happens when someone dies.

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Passive smoking and your health

Information on passive smoking and your health.

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Angina

Angina is chest pain or discomfort caused by insufficient blood flow and oxygen to the muscle of the heart.

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Hand hygiene

Hand hygiene means cleaning your hands with either soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub. Good hand hygiene is the most effective way to stop the spread of infection.

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Dilatation and curettage (D&C)

A D&C is an operation to lightly scrape the inside of the uterus (womb).

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Coronary heart disease

The underlying cause of coronary heart disease is a slow build up of fatty deposits on the inner wall of the blood vessels that supply the heart muscle with blood (the coronary arteries).

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Deafness

Deafness is defined as partial or complete hearing loss.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. It is a new strain of coronaviruses that hasn’t previously been identified in humans.

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Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is one of a number of disorders commonly referred to as arrhythmias, where your heart does not beat normally.

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