Detailed plans will soon be announced for Earbus Foundation services to Aboriginal communities in regional and remote centres across WA for the second half of 2014.
The first half of the year saw EFWA on the road for 5 months of intensive work in Aboriginal communities in WA’s Goldfields and Pilbara regions. Over 12 visits our professional team worked at 16 sites - 9 in the Goldfields and 7 in the Pilbara, bringing screening, GP, audiology and ENT treatment to hundreds of children. Our primary health care approach was delivered in partnership with Bega Garnbirringu AMS in Kalgoorlie and Wirraka Maya AMS in Port Hedland.
This culminated in the first EFWA surgery list at Hedland Health campus on 26 June with ENT Aanand Acharya. We are pleased to report 7 children were listed, all attended and all seen and treated on the day. Visits for the regions recommence in late July, firstly in support of ENT Francis Lannigan’s Kalgoorlie clinic.