Shire of Goomalling

Goomalling Health Service

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).

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.

contact the Goomalling Hospital, p: (08) 9629 0100, PO Box 107 Goomalling WA 6460

Specialist health professionals

Avon and Central Wheatbelt Primary Health Service professionals visiting Goomalling:

  • Child Health: Tuesday & Wednesday
  • Dietitian: Upon request
  • Health Promotion: Upon request
  • Occupational Therapy: Monthly on Thursday
  • Physiotherapy: Fortnightly - Monthly
  • School Health: Fortnightly on Wednesday
  • Social Worker: Upon request
  • Speech Pathology: Fortnightly

You can receive a referral from your GP or health professional or self-refer to the majority of these services by calling Primary Health on 9690 1320. The information in your referral is used to prioritise your appointment to ensure everyone receives equitable access to our health services. 

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.

Chiropractor

Chiropractic Doctor Deanna Hansen visits Goomalling Hospital fortnightly on Fridays.

To make an appointment please book online, call the practice on 08 9622 2282 or email hansenchiroreception@gmail.com.

Speech pathologist

A Speech Pathologist 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.

Dietitian 

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, 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 Primary Health on 9690 1320. Referrals can also be made by your family, GP, Community Health Nurse, other health professionals.  

Podiatrist

Podiatry Service aims to improve the foot health of people of all ages and those living with chronic disease. The service includes providing a diabetic foot screening assessment, diabetic foot care education, general foot care, footwear education, wound care or a biomechanical assessment. Podiatry care is especially important for people who have diabetes, peripheral arterial disease, chronic kidney disease, peripheral neuropathy, or a foot deformity.

Health Promotion Officer

Health promotion officers support communities to improve their health by increasing knowledge and skills, creating opportunities for behavioural change, increasing social support and making changes to environments in our community.

Health promotion activities aim to prevent chronic conditions and injury by targeting the following in the community:

  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Preventing smoking
  • Preventing alcohol and other drug abuse
  • Preventing injury
  • Mental health
  • Sexual health

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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