HEALTH & EMERGENCY
Dumbleyung Bushfire Hotline Ph: 9487 5410
Downloadable 2021/22 Firebreak Notice PFD Brochure
COVID-19 Vaccination Evidence Options
Upload your digital Covid Certificate to the
DFES Volunteer Portal
The Chief Health Officer has mandated booster vaccinations for fire and emergency services workers – you need to receive this within one month of becoming eligible. The Directions for booster shots can be read below.
Once you receive your booster dose please provide evidence using one of the options listed in the above 'COVID-19 Vaccination Evidence Options for Volunteers' document.
ST JOHN AMBULANCE
The Dumbleyung/ Kukerin St John Ambulance subcentre is run by volunteers and provides ambulance services to the district.
New members always welcome, enquire below
Address: 28 Harvey St, Dumbleyung 6350
DUMBLEYUNG BUSHFIRE BRIGADES
Dumbleyung Shire has 4 Bushfire Brigades:
* Nippering Bushfire Brigade
* Kukerin Bushfire Brigade
* Moulyinning Bushfire Brigade
* Dongolocking Bushfire Brigade
JOING THE TEAM
Enquiries to the Chief Bushfire Control Officer,
Kim Gooding ph: 0427 832 026 OR
by contacting the Shire on ph:9863 4012 Em:email@example.com
DUMBLEYUNG VOLUNTEER FIRE & RESCUE
There are over 2,300 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (VFRS) members from 94 brigades in Western Australia who provide firefighting and prevention services throughout the state.
VFRS firefighters undertake a range of responsibilities including:
JOINT THE TEAM
Enquiries to Captain Andrew Shepherd ph:0476 984 116 or Em: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 23 Harvey St, Dumbleyung 6350
Dumbleyung Out Patient Service Accident & Emergency Service 24 hours, 7 days a week
* Meals on Wheels,
* Home and Community Care.
* Visiting Specialist
* Child Health Services - 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 9.30am, including immunisations.
Doctor visits, 1st Wednesday each month.
Please contact the St Lukes Family Practice and request a doctors appointment at the Dumbleyung Hospital ph:9821 2155.
Address: 34 McIntyre st, Dumbleyung 6350
KUKERIN HEALTH CENTRE
The Kukerin Health Centre is by appointment only by calling ph:9882 2150.
Maternal, child and family health service
In an emergency please phone 000 for assistance or contact the Lake Grace Hospital ph:9865 1206 or Dumbleyung Hospital ph:9863 5222.
Address: 33 Manser St, Kukerin 6352
DUMBLEYUNG COMMUNITY ASSISTED TRANSPORT SCHEME
The scheme pairs volunteer drivers with a client to ensure that services outside of our area can be accessed.
All it costs the client is a $50 fee in addition to their PATS reimbursement which goes to ensuring the scheme remains viable in the future
Narrogin C.A.T.S Scheme enquire here>
Who can use the service?
The service is available to all residents of the shire;
• For journeys to specialist medical appointments; or
• Allied health appointments where the service is not available locally; or
• For compassionate reasons;
• Clients under the age of 18 shall be required to have a guardian accompany them on the journey.
For emergencies ph:000
The station phone number is (08) 9893 7800, if you need police assistance call 131444.
Address: 34 Absolon St, Dumbleyung 6350
PATIENT ASSISTED TRAVEL SCHEME (PATS)
The Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) provides permanent country residents in a WA Country Health Service region with financial assistance when travelling more than 100kms to access the nearest eligible medical specialist service (including Telehealth).
Country patients needing to travel more than 70kms to access specialist medical treatment for cancer or dialysis, where the health service is unable to provide a transport service, are also eligible for some assistance.
PATS provides a subsidy to eligible patients, however it does not cover all costs associated with travel and accommodation.
To access PATS a referral must be made by the patient’s medical practitioner. The application for PATS assistance needs to be lodged prior to travel via fax, mail, email or in person at the patient’s nearest health service.
HACC - HOME & COMMUNITY CARE PROGRAM
The Western Australian Home and Community Care (HACC) Program is a joint funding initiative of the Commonwealth and WA State Governments which provides basic support services for eligible people of all ages with a disability and their carers to assist them to continue living independently at home.
HACC support is designed to assist people with the greatest need and aims to maximise people’s independence. This includes providing basic support for people:
• Transport assistance to help you attend appointments and travel around the community
• to participate in social activity in a group or one-on-one
• with everyday household tasks
• to enhance nutrition, function, strength, independence and safety
• to support independence in personal care activities such as showering and dressing
• to keep up with essential activities such as shopping, banking and maintaining social contacts
For information about the HACC Program and other community care services including eligibility screening, referrals for individual assessment, contact the Regional Assessment Service on 1300 785 415.
ARE YOU BUSHFIRE READY?
This bushfire season Fire Chat will be the new ‘branding umbrella’ for Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) community engagement and communications around bushfire. A suite of new bushfire planning and preparation tools have been developed, consisting of 5 minute Fire Chat, and supported by Your Bushfire Preparation Toolkit, which are two simple steps aimed at helping residents to be better prepared for bushfire.
The 5 minute Fire Chat asks people living in a high bushfire risk area to have a fire chat to discuss three key questions with family and friends or to discuss with their neighbours if they live alone:
• When will you know to leave?
• Where will you go?
• Which way will you go?
The App is available to download on the App Store or get it on Google Play.