Latest health report reveals Shire of Murray residents still struggling with health issues

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The latest Shire of Murray health report has again revealed more residents are living with health conditions compared to the greater Perth area.

The Health and Wellbeing Profile, compiled by the South Metropolitan Health Service, showed 37 per cent of Murray residents have a long-term health issue, compared to 30 per cent in greater Perth.

Nearly 52 per cent of adults in the Shire are obese, compared to 34.5 per cent in WA and 28 per cent have high blood pressure in comparison to 22 per cent in WA.

Shire of Murray CEO, Dean Unsworth said the Shire of Murray has established a multi-agency steering committee to find an appriorate way forward. 

“The Murray Health Futures Steering Committee, comprising representatives from the Shire, South Metropolitan Health Service, WA Primary Health Alliance and Peel Development Commission, recently called for community input into the most significant analysis of the area’s health and social 
needs the Shire has ever undertaken,” Mr Unsworth said.

“More than 200 people have actively participated in the assessment, and the Committee is now reviewing the findings of this input. From here we will develop a business case for government consideration that will address community needs.”

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