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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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Adrenaline auto-injectors

The most effective first aid treatment for anaphylaxis is adrenaline given using an auto injector (such as an EpiPen®) into the outer mid-thigh muscle.

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Overview of the Australian health system

The Australian Government funds and operates some aspects of the health system.

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Sterilisation

There are operations for both men and woman to make them sterile (permanently unable to have children).

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Arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms)

Arrhythmia is when you have an abnormal heart rhythm and heart palpitations are an awareness of your heartbeat.

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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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Coping skills (resilience)

Helping children build inner strength to cope with the ‘ups and downs’ of growing up is one of the best things parents can do.

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Passive smoking and your health

Information on passive smoking and your health.

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Arsenic in drinking water

Health risks associated with arsenic in drinking water

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Calming techniques – breathing training

Guide to a simple breathing technique that can help you remain calm during times of anxiety or stress.

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Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a procedure used to examine or inspect the bowel (large intestine or colon) and allows for a variety of operations to be carried out through a colonoscope.

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