We recently partnered with Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS), Mineral Resources and the Shire of East Pilbara to host an East Newman community event, Kunyjunyu Kurlka, “Healthy Ears”. We were joined by Hearing Australia, Earbus and Hope Community Services to promote ear health through games and activities. The event was attended by about 50 locals who enjoyed a generous BBQ dinner cooked by the Iron Valley site team from Mineral Resources.
Earlier this year, mining company, Mineral Resources announced a three-year, $600,000 partnership with Ear Science to fund the expansion of life-changing ear and hearing services in the East Pilbara. This funding has helped us run fantastic community events like this, as well as rolling out Telehealth ENT services and increasing our capacity in providing clinical services to the East Pilbara.
Ear Science’s Ear Health Coordinator, Lucy Mitchell has said, “The support of MinRes has meant that we can shift from a fly in fly out model of care and provide regular support to the community and healthcare providers. This is creating improvements to service delivery that is sustainable and impactful”.
Thank you MinRes, PAMS, Rural Health West and all our partners and community stakeholders for making this event possible.