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Cairns & Hinterland Hospital and Health Service Join WHA

We would like to welcome Cairns, Mareeba, Innisfail, Tully and Atherton Hospitals to the WHA community.

The Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (CHHHS) is responsible for the delivery of Health Services in a geographical area of 141,000 square kilometres ranging from Cairns to Tully in the south, Cow Bay in the north and Croydon in the west. The HHS outer western region encompasses extremely remote communities.

The CHHHS supports a population of 283,197 which is forecast to grow by 9% by 2026, with the highest level of growth occurring within the in the 65 and over age group. Tourism is a key industry and contributes to a relatively high transient population. It is estimated that 9% of the population are Indigenous Australian, compared to 3.5% for Queensland as a whole.

WHA is delighted to extend a warm welcome to all maternity hospitals within WA's Country Health Service into the WHA community!  This includes:

Albany Regional Hospital Bridgetown Hospital                             
Broome Regional Hospital                                  Bunbury Regional Hospital
Busselton Hospital Carnarvon Hospital
Derby Hospital Esperance Hospital
Geraldton Hospital Hedland Health Campus
Kalgoolie Regional Hospital Kununurra District Hospital
Margaret River Hospital Narrogin Hospital
Nickol Bay Hospital Northam Hospital, and
Warren District Hospital Collie District Hospital

These hospitals provide vital services to rural, regional and remote families in Western Australia.  We look forward to welcoming staff from these services into WHA Special Interest Groups from February 2015 onwards.  

Membership Prospectus

WHA now represents 1/3 of births that occur in Australia, making us the largest women’s health advocacy, networking & maternity benchmarking organisation. We have 10 Special Interest Groups that meet regularly by teleconference to share information, ideas, tools and resources on solutions to common problems and innovative practices to improve outcomes. 

Interested in joining WHA? Learn all about us and what membership offers you by downloading and reading our New Member Prospectus. This document contains all the information you need to know about our advocacy, benchmarking program, networking opportunities and more!