Health & medicine
Construction of a new mental health facility has started.
It will be used by staff tackling suicide and substance abuse.
The West Australian says Broome’s new ambulance facility could allow regional emergency services to grow by 25 percent.
The sub-centre is to serve as a regional office, first-aid training training centre and paramedics’ depot.
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Kununurra identity Norma Wainwright has published a new book about her challenge with a painful chronic condition.
A new $5million ambulance sub-centre opened yesterday.
A Broome group launched a ned mobile phone application to prevent suicide last week.
It was designed to help young Aboriginal people.
New renal dialysis units have been installed at Kununurra, Fitzroy Crossing and Derby.
This has allowed some patients previously treated at Perth and Broome to return home.
However the Aboriginal medical service says about 30 patients are still waiting in Perth, because there is only enough money to treat about 36 people with the new equipment.
Cable Beach lifeguards will be working their last day for this season on Sunday.
The state government is providing new ambulances for Halls Creek and Fitzroy Crossing.
They will be located for a short time in Derby for testing.
Two new nurse educator positions are also being funded, to serve the three towns.
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