Travel support and engaging social programs for partners and children of rural health professionals.
For rural health professionals attending our conferences we encourage families to accompany them and participate in the Partner's and Children's social programs.
Rural Health West offers travel support for currently practising doctors who work and live in rural and remote Western Australia AND their partners, who attend Rural Health West conferences. Further information can be found under "General" at the conference event page
Partners and Children's Program
A Partners Program and separate supervised Children's Program are provided at our two Perth based conferences - Annual Conference and Aboriginal Health Conference, as well as our Rural and Remote Retrieval Weekend in a regional location, allowing opportunity for rural families to meet.
The Partner's Program is social, interactive and tailored to meet a diverse range of interests with previous activities tours, lifestyle workshops, cooking classes, sporting activities, education, transport to shopping centres, visits to tourist destinations and other current events at the time of conferences. The Partners program includes a networking event to encourage partners to meet and mingle, building a supportive community.
The Children's Program provides an environment that is engaging, caring and friendly for 0-12 year olds. Activities are grouped to be age appropriate and supervision is provided by adults who hold current Working with Children Cards. Whilst parents are welcome to participate with their child in the Children's program, it is not compulsory.
Younger children including babies and toddlers are cared for within the conference venue by agency caregivers. Referred to as our "In House Care" this part of the Children's program allows parents to actively participate in the conference, the partners program or enjoy time to themselves, whilst comfortable in the knowledge they can feed or visit their young child at any time.
For children aged 4 and above their is endless fun, friendships to be made and stimulating activities to enjoy. Each program is unique with the thought given to ensure if offers children something exciting to participate in whilst at a conference. In the past, children have attended robotic, art and Lego workshops, nature play, the cinema, indoor playgrounds, cooking classes and day trips to Rottnest Island. No two programs are ever the same!