Connecting health professionals from the Pilbara region of Western Australia

The Pilbara Health Professionals Network welcomes health professionals from throughout the Pilbara region of Western Australia.  Registration to the site allows access to extensive support resources not available to general users.

Aboriginal health worker
ATSI health practitioner
Chinese medicine practitioner
Clinical psychologist
Community health representative
Dental hygienist
Dental therapist
Dental specialist
Dental medical specialist
Diabetes educator
Exercise physiologist
Federal health representative
General practitioner

Health administration
Health agency representative
Health promotion
Hospital doctor
Medical radiation practitioner
Medical specialist
Mental health professional
Nurse – enrolled
Nurse – registered
Nurse and midwife
Nurse practitioner
Occupational therapist

Podiatric surgeon
Practice administration
Practice manager
Public health representative
Social worker
Speech pathologist
State health representative
Student – health
Student – medicine
University representative

What’s happening

Pilbara Health Professionals Launch

Following the successful virtual launch of the PHPN in April, face to face launches were held throughout the Pilbara in October 2020. The launches were held in Newman, Karratha, Port Hedland and Tom Price and saw the network grow to over 220 members.

These social events are an integral way for health professionals to network, collaborate and support referral pathways that promote better health outcomes for our region. Health professional staff that feel connected to a supportive peer network are more likely to embrace living and working in regional Australia.

Thank you to our guests for attending the Pilbara Health Professionals Network launch. We look forward to seeing you at future networking events across the Pilbara.

Meet a local health professional

Charity Chihi

Occupation: Registered Nurse and Psychotherapist

What are your professional interests/specialities?

Child, adolescent and teen mental health and well-being; maternal mental health and wellbeing; family and community wellbeing; and trauma care, complex trauma and PTSD.

Tell us, where are you from and how did you get to be a Registered Nurse and Psychotherapist in the Pilbara region?

I was born in Nairobi, Kenya in East Africa. I moved to Australia when I was 20 years old for my University education and have stayed in Australia since then. I am a naturalised citizen of Australia and have lived in Perth where I have worked in the health profession. I started as a hospital Nurse at Fremantle Hospital, moved to Fiona Stanley Hospital working in the Emergency Department and later Port Hedland Hospital Emergency Department. After this I moved into mental health and have worked for CAHMS Bentley community mental health. I moved to Pilbara region in 2019 with my family mainly to get away from the FIFO life which we had done for a few years.

What do you love about the Pilbara?

It offers a great family life in the sense that it’s not as busy as the city. The lifestyle offers great opportunity for families to spend time together whether its camping or exploring the Pilbara region. Being a regional town, it offers closeness in professional relationships in the sense that services are able to meet and speak to each other easily and frequently which is good for health outcomes.

Did you always want to be a Registered Nurse and Psychotherapist? ? Why?

Yes. Mental health and in particular young person’s mental health is a passion of mine. The world is evolving, new things are coming in and new challenges every day. Good mental health and wellbeing enables one to adopt and cope with the changes

What are your passions?

Health, community, family and travelling.

When you aren’t working, where will we find you?

Dancing or listening to some tunes, walking, watching a movie or a good Netflix series or travelling.

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