Shire of Goomalling

Goomalling Hospital

The Goomalling Hospital has a 24 hour accident and emergency service with four acute care beds. There is a Community Health Centre and aged care services, as well as a range of onsite and visiting specialists (see below).

Child and Community Health Nurse

Free childhood and adult immunisations are available according to the recommended Australian Schedule.

Child Health and Immunisation clinics are held at the Community Health Centre, located at Goomalling Hospital. These can be combined at the same appointment.

Diana Clarke (Child & Community Health Nurse) is available for appointments every Tuesday and Wednesday. An alternative clinic time can be arranged if necessary.

Call Diana on 9629 0104 for an appointment or if you have enquiries. Please bring your Medicare card to immunisation appointments.

Aged care facilities

Goomalling offers aged care facilities including:

  • Home and Community Care Service (HACC),
  • Quamby Lodge (Goomalling and Districts Frail Aged Lodge with four rooms),
  • the beautiful Sunshine Home (nursing home with six rooms),
  • a palliative care room and
  • a respite room.

Please note that Quamby Lodge and the Sunshine Home are currently full and there is a waiting list.

Home and Community Care Service (HACC) 

The HACC program provides basic support services to some older people, people with a disability and their carers to assist them to continue living independently at home. This includes:

  • support to participate in social activity in a group or one-on-one
  • assistance with everyday household tasks
  • assistance to enhance nutrition, function, strength, independence and safety
  • assistance to support your independence in your personal care activities such as showering and dressing
  • assistance to keep up with essential activities such as shopping, banking and maintaining social contacts

For details see the HACC website and/or contact the Goomalling Hospital, p: (08) 9629 0100, PO Box 107 Goomalling WA 6460

Specialists

Occupational therapist

Occupational Therapist Jane Leeming provides the following services at the Goomalling hospital on Tuesdays:

  • assessment
  • treatment
  • home visiting
  • provision of equipment
  • paediatrics
  • developmental delay
  • rehabilitation
  • teacher/parent education for developmentally appropriate activities.

A doctor's referral is not necessary. Phone 9629 0100 or email jane.leeming@health.wa.gov.au to enquire or make an appointment.

Speech pathologist

Speech Pathologist Averil Ivey comes to Goomalling Hospital weekly, alternating Wednesdays and Tuesdays from 9am to 4pm. To make an appointment either fill out the referral form and fax it to Northam Hospital (the number is on the form) or ring Northam Hospital on 9690 1320.

A Speech Pathologist is an allied health professional who can assess and treat the following disorders in both children and adults:

  • Production of speech sounds (i.e. ‘tat’ for ‘cat’)
  • Understanding others (comprehension) and being understood (expression)
  • Pre-literacy skills (hearing the sounds in words i.e. ‘cat’ >‘c-a-t’)
  • Stuttering
  • Voice disorders
  • Swallowing problems

Speech Pathologists can provide individual assessments, develop home programs to target specific difficulties, run group or class therapy sessions, provide education to parents and carers in the form of workshops or talks, visit schools, work with patients in hospitals or aged care, provide home visits.

Speech Pathologist Averil Ivey
Wheatbelt region - WA Country Health Service
P.O. Box 312, Northam WA 6401
Ph: (08) 9690 1320
Email: Averil.Ivey@health.wa.gov.au

Physiotherapist

A Physiotherapist from Northam Allied Health Service visits the Goomalling Hospital every second Wednesday. Appointments can be made by phoning the Northam Hospital on 9690 1300.

Podiatrist

Sally Sanderson of Wheatbelt Podiatry provides podiatry services at Goomalling Hospital. To make an appointment, please ring Sally on 9417 1406.

Chiropractor

Chiropractic Doctor Deanna Hansen visits Goomalling Hospital on Fridays.

To make an appointment please call Dr Hansen on 0429 900 211 or email deannahansenchiropractic@gmail.com 

Dietitian

An Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) can provide you with expert individual nutrition advice (or 'medical nutrition therapy') on a range of health conditions. This will give you the confidence to eat in a way that is best for you. APDs know about food and health and can help you sort through the maze of nutrition information. Wheatbelt Dietitians work in community and acute settings, encompassing people of all ages and health conditions.

The role of a dietitian includes nutritional assessment, dietary education and counselling, provision of expert dietary advice in individual and community settings, liaison with catering staff in hospitals and nursing homes to provide an appropriate menu, staff in-services and education, coordination of and assistance with health promotion events.

A dietitian may advise on:

  • Child and maternal nutrition: dietary advice during pregnancy and breastfeeding, introducing solid foods to babies, fussy eating and failure to thrive
  • Gut conditions: eg. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, chronic constipation, gastritis and reflux, coeliac disease
  • Chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, osteoporosis
  • Metabolic disorders such as Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
  • others: underweight, overweight, food allergies or intolerances, healthy eating, sports nutrition, eating disorders.

You can refer yourself or a family member. Patients can self refer by directly contacting the Allied Health Reception on 9690 1320. Referrals can also be made by your family, GP, Community Health Nurse, other Health Professionals. Client consent is required at all times, and it is preferred that the client informs their GP if they are utilising Nutrition and Dietetic Services. Written or phone referrals are received, and then prioritised accordingly. Waiting list times may apply dependent on current caseload.

Contact your local WA Country Health Service Wheatbelt dietitian Sam Lokuketagoda for enquiries and appointments: Phone: (08) 9690 1320, Fax: (08) 9690 1694, PO Box 312, Northam WA 6401.

Health Promotion Officer

Avon and Central Wheatbelt Primary Health provides health promotion services to Goomalling.

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We also have an optician, mental health professional, Holyoake counsellor, and Aboriginal diabetic clinics available.

For further information about the hospital and its services, please ring 9629 0100.

Health Services Manager
Goomalling Hospital
Forrest St
PO Box 107
Goomalling WA 6460
Ph: (08) 9629 0100
Fax: (08) 9629 0101