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R U OKAY TODAY?

Posted in city of fremantle, depression, mental health, Uncategorized by freoview on September 14, 2017

 

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It is R U OK? Day today and a timely reminder for all of us to remain vigilant about our loved ones and work colleagues.

Mental health issues affect a large number of people in our society and they deserve our awareness and support. There is also a disturbing high trend of youth suicide.

Often just having someone who will listen without judging, to get a hug, a smile, and to not feel totally abandoned and alone in fighting the black dog, is so very important.

When that big black hole opens and the anxiety and depression takes over, it is a huge battle to try to pull yourself out of it, and sometimes it seems futile to keep on trying, as even getting out of bed in the morning is too much.

So ask the people around you if they are ok, because many of us just keep smiling while sinking deeper and deeper in the hole of no return. You could safe someone’s life today!

R.U OKAY?

 

Roel Loopers

VEGAN ICECREAM IN SOUTH FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, form, health, Uncategorized by freoview on August 25, 2017

 

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There is a new vegan icecream shop in South Fremantle, so all you vegans and vegetarians go and support it.

ROHO BURE is is next to Callogero near Lefroy Road and also sellss shakes and cakes, no doubt also vegan.

Roel Loopers

NEW DEAN OF MEDICINE AT NOTRE DAME UNI

Posted in city of fremantle, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on August 23, 2017

 

Fremantle NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY has appointed Dr Gervase Chaney as the new Dean of Medicine.

Dr Chaney graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Western Australia in 1990 and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 1998. Dr Chaney has been a practicing consultant paediatrician since 1999, working predominantly at Perth’s sole tertiary paediatric hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH). Working initially in the Emergency Department, he moved into a General Paediatric position in 2004.

Dr Chaney has served in numerous leadership and management roles throughout his career at PMH. From 1999 – 2006, he was the Director of Postgraduate Medical Education. From 2006 – 2011 he was Director, Clinical Planning and Reform and from 2009 – 2015, the Clinical (Medical lead), New Perth Children’s Hospital Project. In 2015, Dr Chaney was appointed the Executive Director of PMH and in 2016 was appointed Executive Director Commissioning Perth Children’s Hospital.

In addition to his clinical and leadership roles at PMH, Dr Chaney has undertaken significant National and State leadership roles in health, most significantly as President of the Paediatrics and Child Health Division of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and has been an active member of numerous volunteer and charitable committees and boards.

Dr Chaney has been involved with the Notre Dame Medical School since its planning days, serving on the original curriculum committee and has been involved with the clinical teaching of medical students since the School opened in 2006.

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WOODSIDE FOR AGED CARE

Posted in aged, east fremantle, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on August 10, 2017

 

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The former Woodside maternity hospital in East Fremantle has been sold to a consortium for $ 13 million, and will be developed into aged-care facilities.

The gorgeous building in Dalgety Street was built in 1902 and is considered a prime example of Victorian Italianate architecture.

 

Roel Loopers

SLOW MOTION FOR FREO PUBLIC TOILETS

Posted in city of fremantle, kings square, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on August 8, 2017

 

The City of Fremantle Strategy and Project Development Committee, chaired by Councillor Rachel Pemberton, met last night to deliberate some interesting items, one of them was public toilets at the Kings Square Project.

There was a presentation by a CoF officer who had looked into duplicating the CitiPlace model of the City of Perth, that operates at the railway station there, but it would cost $ 500,000 for a 150sqm. space within the new Civic Centre at Kings Square plus $ 10,000 per week in staffing cost. That was considered a wee bit too much.

There will be seven public toilet locations in the new retail development of Sirona Capital and Civic Square, but all of them will be closed after business hours.

It seems strange that the Kings Square development is promoted as the activation of the CBD with bars, cafes, restaurants, cinema, etc. but does not cater for visitors who need to have a number one or number two after 6 pm.

I had scribbled down that strangely the committee members only seemed to consider public toilets in the new Civic Centre, until Councillor Dave Hume piped up and said he believed the toilets should be in a different location, for example Queen Street. Hear. hear!

I agree with Dave Hume as there is a need for public toilets near the bus stops around Target, and homeless people, tourists, etc. will need to have access to public toilets 24/7 or they will do it in doorways and all over the place.

There used to be two automatic toilets in William Street in the Queensgate building that were open all hours, so maybe a few of those could be put around the inner city.

 

Roel Loopers

BEAUTIFUL BLACKWALL REACH

Posted in food, fremantle, health, Uncategorized by freoview on July 30, 2017

 

 

A beautiful friend of mine whom I like very much told me on Facebook yesterday that since she saw me last, about five months ago, I have become and ugly fat blob of a man. (Only joking! She said I looked good. ; >)

Being human I immediately reacted and blamed my poor health at the start of the year for my weight gain, because walking was not a great experience with a catheter inserted. I totally forgot to mention my liking for sweets, ice cream, pork belly, chips with mayo, pies, pizza, etc.

Anyway, my Pigmy penis was successfully amputated in a ten-second operation in May, so with the sky blue and the sun shining I no longer had an excuse this morning to stay on the couch and read books.

Off I went to Blackwall Reach, that really should be part of Freo. The Fremantle Tram used to run through there to Point Walter, so historically we have a claim.

If only the former State Government had not messed up the local government reform so badly, that beautiful part of the world would have been ours.

Talked to a lovely couple from Victoria who arrived yesterday and who are regrowing a rain forrest there near Mildura. She was picking up rubbish that people had left behind on the rocks.

Here some photos of my epic walk to show my now former friend whom I liked very much that I am trying to lose weight. ; >)

 

Roel Loopers

CIRCUS WA BIG TOP BLOW UP

Posted in children, circus wa, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on June 23, 2017

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Bad luck for Fremantle Circus WA in their new home at Princess May Park. The big top tent blew up in the first storm of the winter season on Wednesday night and now they are doing urgent repairs on it.

Roel Loopers

CIRCUS WA NEW FREO TENT HOME

Posted in children, circus wa, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on June 3, 2017

 

 

The preparations for the relocation of the circus school CIRCUS WA from the Artsource building at Phillimore Street to their temporary new home at Princess May Park next to DADAA at the former Boys School are well underway.

A spring floor has been built and this morning the big top was put up, so it won’t be long until the kids can train their circus acts in a real circus tent.

Roel Loopers

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WATCH YOUR STEPS IN MARKET STREET!

Posted in accidents, city of fremantle, health, Uncategorized by freoview on May 30, 2017

 

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A collapsed paver in front of the Fremantle Postoffice at Market Street is a serious health hazard.

It is a very busy stretch of road and it will only be a matter of time until a pedestrian trips over it and falls on his/her face, or breaks a hip, arm, writs or collarbone, so something should be done about it fast.

Roel Loopers

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

 

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