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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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This information was originally published on healthdirect - WA Health.

Last reviewed: September 2019

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German measles (rubella)

German measles, also known as rubella, is a mild viral illness. It is a different disease to measles. Most people recover quickly from this infection.

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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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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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Ectopic pregnancy

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

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Lead exposure

Lead is a naturally occurring heavy metal and is a soft greyish-blue colour. People can be exposed to lead in the environment through the air, dusts, food and water which is mainly absorbed into the body by eating or inhalation.

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Cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder where there is a malfunction in specific genes related to the exocrine system. The exocrine system is responsible for producing saliva, sweat, tears and mucus.

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Dilatation and curettage (D&C)

A D&C is an operation to lightly scrape the inside of the uterus (womb).

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Tests for pregnant women

During your first trimester (the first 3 months of your pregnancy) you may be offered a range of tests to check if you have any infections or health conditions.

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Coping skills (resilience)

Helping children build inner strength to cope with the ‘ups and downs’ of growing up is one of the best things parents can do.

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