City of Karratha

Statement regarding ongoing general practitioner services in Wickham and Dampier

28 Sep 2017

Following the recent closure of the general practice in Wickham, Rural Health West convened a meeting with representatives from the City of Karratha, Rio Tinto and 360 Health to determine a plan to restore general practice services in the near future.

The general practice service in Dampier will not be disrupted as a result of this change in management although there will be a locum service for a short period as plans for the longer term are determined.

The group is in discussions with an alternate service provider who has expressed interest in having the practices currently managed by 360 Health in Wickham and Dampier assigned to them.

Rural Health West, City of Karratha and Rio Tinto are committed to ensuring Pilbara communities have good access to high quality health care services and will meet regularly until general practice services resume in these towns.

Further updates will be provided as arrangements are confirmed.