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EXCELLENT NOTRE DAME NURSING STUDENTS

Posted in education, fremantle, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on May 21, 2017

Fremantle Notre Dame University did get a lot of stick, including from me, about their proposal for a five-storey new School of Nursing building in High Street, but they deserve to be congratulated on the high standard of education they give their nursing students.

While I was in Rockingham Hospital for an operation last week I was also cared for by UNDA students and they all were very good.

Especially one of them, Amy, was so incredibly competent, very confident and professional that she came across as a well-experieneced nurse.

She had great communication skills with the patients and the nursing staff and the most delightful personality.

We are lucky in Freo because Amy from Rockingham told me that once she graduates in July she has found employment at Fremantle Hospital. She will be a great asset to the nursing staff there!

Roel Loopers

 

LOOPY HAVING WEE BREAK

Posted in fremantle, health, Uncategorized by freoview on May 20, 2017

Hey Freo’s View readers.

My apologies for not posting new articles the last three days, but I was in Rockingham Hospital for a prostate operation.

The public health system is pretty amazing and all went exceptionally well. I never though I would be excited about the sound and sight of wee. ; >)

All will be back to normal from Monday on. I need to have a quiet weekend to recover first.

Roel Loopers

HAVE A GOOD FREO HAIR DAY!

Posted in charity, community, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on May 16, 2017

THIS DESERVES SUPPORT FREO, SO GET A HAIRCUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE!
On Sunday 21st of May, 10am-4pm us girls at Salon Express in Fremantle will be offering $10.00 haircuts for ladies and gentlemen.

The proceeds of the day will be going to a dear friend Tara, she was involved in a horrible accident and is currently stuck in a Thailand hospital.

So come down get a hair cut or even just pop a donation in towards her. Every little bit counts and is much appreciated by us and her family.

If you could please just share this post that would also be great, Thankyou xx

SALON EXPRESS is at 128 High Street just east of Kings Square at the roundabout with Queen Street.

Roel Loopers

LET’S BE COMPASSIONATE ABOUT EUTHANASIA

Posted in fremantle, health, humanity, state government, western australia by freoview on March 26, 2017

Good to hear that the new WA Health Minister Roger Cook is saying that we need to have a community discussion about voluntary euthanasia in Western Australia.

Euthanasia has got nothing to do with religion or any of the gods people believe in but it is about humanity and dying with dignity.

We don’t allow animals to suffer and euthanise them when they no longer have a good quality of life, but we do keep people alive who should be able to decide if they want to go because the suffering is unbearable and there is no hope of recovery.

A Sunday Times survey last year found that nearly 90 per cent of Western Australians support voluntary euthanasia, and I do too!

Roel Loopers

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PERFECT FOR NOTRE DAME SCHOOL OF NURSING

Posted in city of fremantle, development, notre dame university by freoview on March 2, 2017

 

If as I expect the WA Joint Development Assessment Panel next Thursday rejects the application by Notre Dame University for a five-storey development at 3 High Street, the university will have to look at alternative solutions.

The School of Nursing requires a lot of floor space, so a lower three-storey building in the West End won’t be big enough for UNDA I presume.

I found the perfect location for the new Notre Dame building on the corner of Suffolk Street and South Terrace, opposite Fremantle Hospital.

It is a leisurely ten-minute walk from the rest of the UNDA campus, close to public transport and parking and just a ten-minute walk to the railway station.

The vacant site is outside the West End conservation area, so height won’t be an issue and neither would be street level activation.

The City of Fremantle is planning a new carpark at the Stan Reilley site, so no worries about parking either, and Queensgate and Collie Street parking is nearby as well.

Roel Loopers

SUPPORT THE GIBBOFEST AT CLANCYS!

Posted in concert, fremantle, health, music by freoview on January 20, 2017

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Don’t forget to head out to Clancy’s this Saturday from 4 pm for the fundraiser for musician Steve Gibson who has been diagnosed with cancer.

There is a fantastic line-up of local musos to support their mate at this family friendly event at Princess May Park.

Tickets are only $ 25,00 for a great balmy night out and help someone who deserves our support.

All proceeds are going to Steve Gibson and his young family.

Roel Loopers

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ASBESTOS FEAR AT ROE 8 CONSTRUCTION SITE

Posted in fremantle, health, health&safety, perth freight link, roe 8 highway by freoview on January 16, 2017

Residents near the Roe 8 highway clearing at the Beeliar Wetlands have raised serious concerns about the lack of dust repression measures by the building contractors. They say the area is a known location for asbestos dumping and that the clearing of the bushland is dangerous for the health of local residents, police officers and workers.

It seems unbelievable that the EPA, Worksafe and unions do not insist on watering trucks being used to spray down the dust at the Roe 8 works, as that is even required in the most remote locations of WA at mining sites.

I have been to hundreds of mines around Australia in the last 30 years and have never not seen dust repression measures at any of them, so why does the WA state government ignore this basic rule of protecting the health of everyone near the construction site?

Roel Loopers

FREO MUSOS SUPPORT SICK MATE AT GIBBOFEST

Posted in community, concert, fremantle, health, music by freoview on January 10, 2017

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Local music legend Steve ‘Gibbo’ Gibson needs a hand! After being diagnosed with bladder cancer his friends in the industry have answered his call and the big GIBOFEST music festival will be held at CLANCY’S FISH PUB in Fremantle on Saturday January 21.

Get your tickets here. With all proceeds going to Gibbo and his young family. Special headliners to be announced next week. Two stages and lots of love.

http://tickets.oztix.com.au/default.aspx?Event=69349

Check out the Clancy’s Facebook page for other info.

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CARING FIONA STANLEY TREATMENT

Posted in fremantle, health, hospital, western australia by freoview on January 5, 2017

There is a lot of negativity about public health care, the delay of the new Children’s Hospital and also issues at Fiona Stanley, so it’s good I can write something positive about it.

My experience yesterday at the Fiona Stanley Hospital emergency department was nothing but perfect as far as my treatment was concerned.

The young Irish doctor was extremely thorough in asking questions, to the point that I wondered why my GPs rarely ever ask such probing questions. The nurses were also very efficient, professional and very easy going and I have nothing but praise for the department, its delightful staff and the gentle care they gave me.

The system might be flawed but definitely not where the medical staff is involved. They are pretty perfect, so thank you very much to all the people who looked after me yesterday!

Roel Loopers

LOOPY NOT GONE AWOL

Posted in fremantle, health by freoview on January 3, 2017

Regular readers of Freo’s View will be surprised about the lack of activity on my blog but unfortunately I am not well and have hardly left home the last five days, hence I have not taken any photos or picked up any stories to report about. Worst of all though I haven’t had an espresso in five days either. ; >)

I hope the medication will kick in soon as my condition is very painful and all will be back to normal on Freo’s View.

Roel Loopers

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