New Communities, More Services
May was a busy month for the Earbus Foundation professional team with first-time visits to schools and communities in both the Goldfields and East Pilbara regions of WA. Towns serviced in the Northern Goldfields included Menzies, Leonora and Laverton with two EFWA teams on the ground providing Audiology, GP and ENT. In support of the Primary Care team our Audiometrists supplied identification and continuing surveillance. With the help of the local pharmacy and Community Clinic in Leonora we were able to get medications dispensed quickly and on-going care arranged for children at Leonora District High School. Great organisational efforts from the School Principals Lesley, Ian and Jonathan meant we saw 170 children in two days. In East Pilbara two new sites at Tkalka Boorda in Port Hedland and the Community School at Strelley were visited with ENT and GP available for immediate consultations and treatment. Our thanks to Wirraka Maya Health Service for their fantastic support with medications and equipment.