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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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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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Q fever

Q fever is a disease caused by infection with Coxiella burnetii bacteria. Hundreds of cases of Q fever are notified to Australian health authorities each year, but these are mainly reported in New South Wales and Queensland.

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The thyroid gland

Information on the thyroid gland and its function in regulating your body’s metabolism.

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Cystitis

Cystitis is an inflammation (swelling) of the bladder, usually caused by an infection. It affects women more than men, and can occur at any age.

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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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Tooth decay and gum disease

Tooth decay and gum disease are the 2 main types of dental disease, but good oral hygiene can prevent them both.

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Congenital heart defects

Congenital heart defect (CHD) or congenital heart anomaly is a defect in the structure of the heart and great vessels that is present at birth.

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WA Health system

Articles about the WA health system, including general information for Western Australian public hospital patients.

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Ectopic pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilised egg implants outside the uterus (womb)

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Angiogram

An angiogram uses X-rays and a special contrast dye to take pictures of the arteries in your brain, heart, and kidneys.

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