Apunipima provides a range of primary health care services including Health Workers, Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health services that support family health, chronic disease care and healthy lifestyles. These link with community based services such as health promotion, and community engagement activities.
Podiatrist (Foot doctor)
Apunipima’s Podiatrist visits Wujal Wujal on a Wednesday and Thursday, twice a month. Based out of the Queensland Health Clinic, the Podiatrist focuses on the prevention and treatment of chronic disease.
If you have any of the following conditions they will be able to help you:
Podiatrists will also advise on the best kind of shoes to wear to keep your feet healthy.
Although based in the clinic, the Podiatrist works from a number of venues across the community including the Wellbeing Centre.
You will normally be referred to the Podiatrist by the doctor for your first visit. Any other visits after that will be arranged with the Podiatrist.
Apunipima’s Diabetes Educator visits Wujal Wujal on a Wednesday and Thursday, twice a month. Based out of the Queensland Health Clinic, the Diabetes Educator work with people who have diabetes or are at risk of developing diabetes.
The Diabetes Educator offers one to one and group education to people at risk of developing diabetes, people with diabetes or gestational diabetes (diabetes in pregnancy) and their families.
Our Diabetes Educators actively promote and undertake diabetes screening for people who are at risk and once identified, set up care plans to help prevent the onset of full diabetes.
You will normally be referred to the Diabetes Educator by the doctor for your first visit. Any other visits after that will be arranged with the Diabetes Educator.
Apunipima’s Dietitian visits Wujal Wujal on a Wednesday and Thursday, twice a month. Based out of the Queensland Health Clinic the Dietitian works with you and your family to promote good nutrition.
They can work with you on a one to one basis to look at your nutrition status and to address identified nutrition related conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, weight gain and obesity.
Our Dietitians also work with children if they are having any nutrition concerns such as slow growth weight anomalies, iron deficiency and anaemia.
If you are pregnant they will work with you address identified nutrition related conditions such as anaemia and diabetes and how you can tackle that now you are ‘eating for two’.
If you need to see the Dietitian you will normally be referred by the doctor for your first visit. Any other visits after that will be arranged with the Dietitian.
An Apunipima Health Promotion Officer visits Wujal Wujal on an as needs basis. The Health Promotion Officer is involved in planning and delivering a whole range of activities within the community such as:
The Health Promotion Officer works with the women’s, men’s and other community groups to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle choices and programs.
Apunipima’s doctor for Wujal Wujal visits Wujal Wujal four days a month (Monday to Thursday). Based out of the Queensland Health Clinic, you can see the doctor for all of your medical needs. An appointment is not needed you can just turn up on the days the doctor is in community. You may be invited to see the doctor if a follow up is needed.
Maternal and Child Health Nurse/Midwife
Apunipima’s Maternal and Child Health Nurse/Midwife visits Wujal Wujal five days a month (Wednesday and Thursday one fortnight and Tuesday to Thursday the next. The Maternal and Child Health Nurse/midwife works mainly with mums and their families during the ante natal and post natal period providing education, midwifery support and care before and after delivery.
Based out of the Queensland Health Clinic in community, you can see the Maternal and Child Health Nurse/Midwife by coming to the clinic or requesting a home visit.
Maternal and Child Health Worker
The Maternal and Child Health Worker visits Wujal Wujal on a Wednesday and Thursday, twice a month.
Social and Emotional Wellbeing / Men's Health Worker
The Social and Emotional Wellbeing Worker / Men's Health Worker visits Wujal Wujal six days per month, working Tuesday to Thursday every two weeks.
Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Health Worker
Male and female TIS Health Workers visit Wujal Wujal three days a month (Tuesday - Thursday).
Chronic Disease Health Worker
A Chronic Disease Health Worker visits Wujal Wujal on Wednesday and Thursday, twice a month.
Apunipima runs regular activities within the community
To find out what services are visiting Wujal Wujal please check out our posters in your community.
Tackling Diabetes in Wujal Wujal
Diabetes Nurse Educator Cathryn Dowey works to manage and prevent Type 2 diabetes in Wujal Wujal