Geraldton

October 30, 2015

Movember

    During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Australia and around the world. The aim of which is to raise awareness for men’s health.  Did you know? Men have the second highest incidence of illness in Australia, after Aboriginal people Each hour, five men die from conditions that are potentially preventable Men live on average six years less than women. More than 48,000 Australian men a year succumb to diseases that may have been prevented by a simple trip to the doctor Men’s conditions are often complicated by the fact that […]
May 6, 2013

Geraldton hospital needs upgrade urgently

This letter has previously been published in the Midwest Times. I was bitterly disappointed to read Geraldton MLA Ian Blayney has pulled away from his pre-election undertaking to resolve our appallingly inadequate public hospital here in Geraldton in the first term of the present government. (Midwest Times April 18.) It is easy to play the blame game and point the finger at the Federal Government for the lack of funding, especially when Nicola Roxon, former Federal Health Minister, assured me four years ago at a public meeting at the hospital that she was acutely aware of the problem and something would be […]
July 7, 2012

Why it is difficult to find a family doctor in Geraldton

Looking for a GP in Geraldton, WA? Here are some tips to find a doctor for you and your family. First of all: there is a serious shortage of doctors in rural and remote Western Australia, and not enough Australian doctors to fill the gaps. That’s why Australia will continue to rely on overseas trained doctors for many years to come. Unfortunately the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing has decided that Geraldton is not a ‘District of Workforce Shortage’ which makes it almost impossible for practices to recruit overseas trained doctors.If you’re unwell and don’t have a doctor yet, […]