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The Wheatbelt forms an arc around most of the Perth metropolitan area, excluding the southern metro area. The region extends from the coast north of Perth to the western boundary of the Goldfields and south from the Darling Scarp to the northern boundary of the Great Southern Region. The Wheatbelt covers 154,051 square kilometres. The economy is based around the production fields of agriculture, fishing and mining.

The population of the Wheatbelt is estimated to be more than 70,000 people with a progressing median age and shift in density towards the north-western perimeters.

The Wheatbelt has a highly scattered population dispersion, which resulted in the development of four sub-regional centres: Merredin, Moora, Narrogin and Northam.

Regional Director: Caroline Langston
Shop 2, Northam Boulevard
78 Wellington Street
Northam WA 6401
Telephone 08 9621 0700
Facsimile 08 9621 0701

Postal Address
PO Box 690
Northam WA 6401

In 2007, Improving Maternity Services: 'Working Together Across Western Australia a Policy framework' was to expand options for maternity care in WA, enabling more choice and greater continuity of care for a woman and her family.

The MANSmap questionnaire identified the models of maternity care operating at each unit. Standardised classification were used when describing maternity models of care as per the National Maternity Care Classification System (MaCCS). For detailed descriptions of each of the models of care see Models of Care and Definitions on SOSU Homepage.


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Phone 08 9621 0700
Fax 08 9621 0701
Person in Charge Ms Caroline Langston, Regional Director
Email Caroline.Langston@health.wa.gov.au
Location Shop 2, Northam Boulevard
78 Wellington Street
NORTHAM WA 6401
Postal Address PO Box 690
Northam WA 6401


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