"Kalbarri Health Centre"
About: Kalbarri Health Centre Kalbarri Health Centre Kalbarri 6536
Posted by Kalbarri resident (as ),
Recently I awoke to my child with croupe, having difficulty breathing and talking. I immediately gave my child some ventolin ( not asthmatic, otherwise) and took my child to my local health centre. I knew from previous overnight emergencies that they were no longer open 24hrs, but had forgotten in my moment of panic. I then came home and phoned the health centre knowing that I would be redirected to rural health (who did the best they could do from afar).
With a stable population of 2500 to 3000 people, I think that it's a real shame and quite disappointing that we are not provided with 24 hour emergency facilities. Do we have to lose a young life before the government realises the importance of such a facility? ? We are 160kms away from our next emergency department, I believe it's totally justified 😊