Family-friendly event to mark end of challenging year for Great Southern health workers

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A Great Southern Health Professionals Network meeting.
Camera IconA Great Southern Health Professionals Network meeting. Credit: Kate Ferguson

Great Southern health professionals are invited to celebrate the end of a challenging year at a family event aiming to connect regional health workers to encourage collaboration and peer support within the sector.

The Great Southern Health Professionals Network will host a family sundowner at a local brewery.

The GSHPN is a collaboration between Rural Health West, The Rural Clinical School of WA, WA Primary Health Alliance and WA Country Health Service offering free resources and support for health professionals working in regional communities across the Great Southern.

The organisation aims to encourage collaboration between disciplines and push for positive change in Great Southern communities.

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GSHPN program officer Tess Air said there was significant evidence rural health professionals who were well-connected and fulfilled in their professional and personal lives were more likely to continue living in the community.

“The GSHPN provides a central hub offering support and opportunities to network, upskill, share information and collaborate in a local and supportive community environment,” she said.

“The aim of the event is to engage doctors, nurses, dentists and allied health professionals in a family-friendly atmosphere to acknowledge their hard work over a challenging year and to create an opportunity for networking and getting to know other network members in a relaxed environment.”

The event will be held at Boston Brewing Co. in Denmark from 3pm-6pm on November 27.

To register for the sundowner, visit the GSHPN Facebook page or website.

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