Robotics to Transform WA Hospital Surgery

Robotics is set to revolutionise surgery in WA, as a new state-of-the-art medical treatment in the state’s hospitals. The State Government’s $5 billion investment into the da Vinci system for Fiona Stanley Hospital will enable patients needing urological procedures to receive robotic-assisted prostate and kidney surgery. “The multi-million-dollar investment from the McGowan Government shows our…

Elderly Man Killed in Thornlie House Fire

A man and a child have died and a child in hospital following a house fire in Thornlie Last night. WA Police advised the Department of Fire and Emergency Services of the fire in Rushbrook Way at about 6:15pm and attended the scene. The fire was extinguished. A 69-year-old man and a four-year-old boy was…

Suspected Homicide at Kelmscott residence

Police are responding to an incident at a residence in Ensign Dale, Kelmscott. About 7:10am Police were called to the residence in relation to what is believed to be a family violence incident. Police have informed that a man in his 70’s has passed away, and a woman in her 70’s remains in hospital. A…

Woman Killed In Crash on Armadale Road

Major Crash Investigation officers are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Thursday 19th April in Piara Waters. Around 5:20pm, a Suzuki Vitara Wagon travelling west on Armadale Road collided with a Toyota Bus travelling east. The 34 year old female driver of the Suzuki received head and arm injuries and was conveyed to Fiona…

Motorbike Rider in Serious Condition After Melville Crash

A motorcyclist is in a serious condition in hospital after being thrown from his motorcycle in Melville. The 27-year-old man was riding his motorcycle east in the middle lane on Leach Highway at about 8:30pm on 10 April, when he struck the right side of a car travelling in front of him near Rome Road.…

New Mental Health Unit in Fiona Stanley Hospital

WATCH the video version of the story on the “Evening News Perth”! WA Mental Health Minister Helen Morton toured the new mental health unit at the Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) today. The new 14-bed unit is dedicated to care for mental health patients aged between 16-24 years old. It will be staffed by mental health…

More Beds for the New Children Hospital

Health Minister Kim Hames announced a significant increase in the number of beds for Perth’s new children hospital. The number of beds will increase from 274 to 298 in order to cope with the population growth in Western Australia. Premier Colin Barnett also announced the new hospital will be named “Perth Children’s Hospital”. The 1.2…

New Hospital Construction Is Ontrack

WA Health Minister Kim Hames has toured the new Midland Hospital this morning, saying it’s on time and on budget. The new St John of God Midland Hospital contains both a public and private section, with a variety of services including emergency, critical care, mental health, age care, pediatrics, women’s health and rehabilitation. The public…

New hospital won’t be open until October 2014

WA’s new flagship Fiona Stanley hospital will be opening in October of next year. The Opposition has claimed that the state government will have to compensate contractor Serco between $200,000 – $400,000 per day if the hospital is kept empty after 1st April 2014. “This the sort of arrangement happens, when you have a minister that…