Rural Health West grants, three Esperance locals receive funds to attend professional development courses

Recherche Medical Centre nurse Aimee Chapman. Photo: Rural Health West
Recherche Medical Centre nurse Aimee Chapman. Photo: Rural Health West

Three medical and health professionals in the Esperance region have received scholarships and grants from Rural Health West to help them attend education and professional development courses.

Esperance will receive over $22,000 to improve the skills of medical and health professionals in the community.

Recherche Medical Centre nurse, Aimee Chapman, received a grant to attend a cervical screening course in June 2018.

“This will provide greater opportunity for female patients to have their cervical screening conducted and may encourage more women to attend regular screenings,” she said. 

Rural Health West general manager Kelli Porter said the investment, would expand the range of health services available for people living in Esperance.

“The applications we received cover education and training in a variety of areas which will fill service gaps in the region or make it easier for people to access these services in the community,” she said.

More than $670,000 in scholarships and grants have been allocated to around 100 medical and health workers in regional WA.

The second round of funding opens on April, 30, with $350,000 available.

To find out more about the Health Workforce Scholarship Program click here