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Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has welcomed news that refurbishment works on the Dalwallinu Hospital are due to start in January 2017.
Building firm, Pindan has been awarded the construction tender for the $5.23 million upgrade works that have been funded by Royalties for Regions through the Southern Inland Heath Initiative (SIHI).
Dalwallinu Hospital will receive a new waiting area, triage room and child health consultation room. There will also be upgraded patient bathrooms, a refurbished kitchen, new consultation, medical records and communications rooms and improved security.
Mr Love met with local District Health Advisory representatives in Dalwallinu in December and said the upgrade works, coupled with the recent aged care announcement represented a huge boost for health and aged care in the district.
“Dalwallinu is part of a wider regional aged care housing project within the Midlands Centres Aged Housing Development which has received Royalties for Regions funding of more than $7 million for the construction of 26 Independent Living Units across the Shires of Dalwallinu, Moora and Wongan Ballidu, Mr Love said.
“There will be nine Independent Living Units built in Dalwallinu which will offer affordable age appropriate housing for local residents to remain close to the communities they know, for longer.”
Mr Love said he had fought extremely hard during his term as Member for Moore to attract investment in health and aged care in the region.
“It’s great to see Royalties for Regions investing in projects that enable ageing community members to remain in their community for as long as possible,” he added.
The Dalwallinu Hospital project is expected to be finished in December 2017.
Whether your community has recently entered, never entered or always entered Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards now is the time to register for 2017. From feedback we know that communities and community members find Tidy Towns a worthwhile and encouraging program and one that helps to bring communities together.
It’s worth considering! It only takes one person to enter one project (large or small) in one category to be in the running to be WA’s tidiest town!
Registrations are open - http://www.kabc.wa.gov.au/get-involved/tidy-towns-sustainable-communities/register-for-tidy-towns-2017.
Registrations close on the 1 March 2017 and submissions detailing projects are due on 1 June 2017.
We’d love to have you involved
You can also enter the Tidy Towns sign competition – you could win a mini iPad
The WA Country Health Service Wheatbelt Public Health Unit is urging all residents and visitors in the Wheatbelt to take extra care to avoid mosquito bites following an increase in the number of Ross River virus (RRV) infections in the region.
WACHS Wheatbelt public health physician Naru Pal said a total of 37 cases were notified so far this year compared to 31 cases at the same time last year.
“The illnesses caused by Ross River viruses include painful joints, aching muscles, lethargy, fever, headache and skin rashes, and symptoms may last from weeks to months,” Dr Pal said.
“People experiencing such symptoms should seek medical attention from their GP or their local hospital”.
“There are no specific cures or vaccines for this mosquito-borne disease so it is very important that people take care to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes”.
The Department of Health’s “Fight the Bite” campaign encourages individuals to protect themselves and their families from mosquitoes by adopting the following simple measures:
For more information on ‘Fight the Bite’ and how to prevent mosquito bites visit http://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Healthy-living/Prevent-mosquito-bites or contact the Wheatbelt Public Health Unit on 9622 4320.
One of the lovely attributes of living in a small rural community is that if anyone is in need, there will be lots of people to help out. Today is one of those times. Our neighbour has become ill, and despite the help from two sons, is unable to continue with his harvest, so the word soon spread, and today there are 15 headers, trucks and chaser bins.... from near and far all gathering to get the job done. Being a large family there is no shortage of helpers in the kitchen either. Family, friends and numerous grandchildren (the taste testers) helped to make sandwiches for all the volunteers. Gemma organised a fellow farmer who has his own plane, to take Dad for a flight over the paddocks to see the unusual sight of all the headers working at once. He is such a keen photographer, so I am sure there will be lots of great photos. At the end of the day the family have organised a BBQ tea at the Latham Club to celebrate completion of the harvest, and to say a big thank you. It is so reassuring to know that such generosity exists in our community.
PS I have been out to see the progress and feel overwhelmed at the input from so many people. Geraldton Fuel tanker came to keep things rolling, the fire trucks from Buntine and Perenjori were there. Wubin Trading supplied drinks, bread, fruit to help feed the volunteers. Landmark donated meat for the BBQ tea. CBH opened especially to take the grain .
There was truly an armada of vehicles working...quite an amazing sight to see.
Peter and Sue are so proud of their son Blake who did such a great job of organising and coordinating the day. Great pictures from Sue Wilson and Pete Waterhouse and daughter Tessa
Article submitted by Ruth Bateman
Over the next couple of weeks, you may notice quite a few staff changes at the CRC. Two of the current team of three staff will be leaving on the same day for the very same reason! Yes, as you may have come to notice both Cherise, the Assistant Manager of 7 years and Corrina, the current Trainee are both expectant first time mothers. Both of these roles have now been filled with two new staff members.
Tinelle Syme joins us as the new Trainee and will be completing her Cert 3 in Accounts Administration. Tinelle is a local farmers daughter from Wubin. Tinelle has just recently finished Year 12.
Sasha Stephens will be joining us in the role of Acting Assistant Manager whilst Cherise is away on Maternity Leave. Sasha is originally from Carnamah but has been living in the area sine the start of this year. Sasha has been working in administration since 2012.
Cherise and Corrina will be finishing up on the 14th of October 2016. We wish them all the best in their future endeavours.
to help the Bushfire Trucks in Wubin, Buntine, Dalwallinu and Kalannie
We are looking for suitable volunteers to helping crew the bushfire trucks in Wubin, Buntine, Dalwallinu and Kalannie.
Applications are now open!
Do you have a good idea for your Community Group that needs financing?
Need equipment for your club or organisation?
Get your Community Group organised now and apply for a Community Grant from the Shire.
Application forms are available from the Shire office or download one from the Shire website. Applications must be in by 4pm Friday 14th of October 2016 for decision at the 25th of October 2016 ordinary council meeting.
Please contact the Shire office on (08) 9661 0500 if you need any further help or information.
Are you pregnant? Want to access a childbirth and parenting class locally? Now you can with the introduction of a six week class being run via Telehealth, starting next week. The classes are being held every Friday between 2pm - 3pm.
Participants can attend these sessions from home if your internet connection is good, otherwise the venue will be the closest health service, and will be organised when you register.
For further information see the link below: