Federal Opposition Invests in Bentley Hospital Upgrade

Bentley Health Service will be getting boost with new funding to improve and upgrade its services. Federal Labor will invest $10.9 million to renovate the hospital to better care provided to local community in Perth’s south. The investment will provide upgrades to maternity services, major improvements to mental health services, upgraded facilities for rehabilitation patients,…

Alcohol education campaign receives additional funding

A new study has revealed staggering improvements in the way parents think and act regarding adolescent alcohol use. Alcohol.Think Again’s ‘Parents, Young People and Alcohol’ campaign saw parents surveyed two and a half times more likely to agree that providing under 18s with alcohol did not teach them responsible drinking. Parents surveyed after the campaign…

Armadale Hospital Boasts New Neonatal Unit in $1.9m Upgrade

Armadale Hospital has revealed its new neonatal unit, improving the hospital’s ability to provide safe care for ill newborns. The $450,000 addition to the hospital is ready to treat its first babies, coming as part of the hospital’s $1.9 million infrastructure upgrade, providing enhanced obstetric services to enable mothers to give birth closer to home.…

Early Stage Melanoma Detected in Ground-Breaking New Blood Test

Perth researchers have developed a new test that is able to detect the early stages of melanoma that could save lives. The ground-breaking blood test by Edith Cowan University scientists detects auto-antibodies that the body produces in response to the melanoma when it first develops. The breakthrough came after a trial of 105 people with…

Vaccinations Encouraged to Avoid Peak Flu Season

The State Government is encouraging Western Australians to get vaccinated to ensure they are protected during the peak of the flu season. Health Minister Roger Cook said it was not too late to get vaccinated, to prevent catching the disease and prevent hospitalisation. “Each year our hospital Emergency Departments are put under additional pressure during…

Alcohol Advertisement Ban on Public Transport

Rail, digital and billboard advertising on public transport is changing, with alcohol advertisements being the first disappear, starting on train infrastructure. The changes are part of a McGowan Government election commitment, and will see all alcohol advertisements gone by March 2019. Transport Minister, Rita Saffioti is pleased to have achieved the ban on alcohol advertising…

Government Slams Anti Vax Billboard In Northbridge

Anti Vax Campaigners have targeted the streets of Northbridge, with a billboard erected on the corner of Brisbane Street and William Street, earlier this week. “You don’t know what’s in a vaccine” – the billboard reads. Roger Cook, Health Minister, said the advertisement is devious and nasty, and the misinformation can put people’s lives at…

Funding Boosts WA Health Research

Western Australia is set to get a boost in health research funding, with a range of research grants for the state. The Healthway research grants will total $1 million for projects targeting youth and migrants in the state. As part of the funding, the Telethon Kids Institute will receive $328,539 for a research project that…

Major Funding To Transform Osbourne Park Hospital

By Lucas DaPaz Osbourne Park Hospital will undergo a major transformation with record funding of $24.9 million allocated in the 2018-19 State Budget. The funding boost delivers on the McGowan Labor Government’s commitment to improve the hospital’s neonatal unit. Premier Mark McGowan said that the expansion will enhance the hospital and health care experience for…

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Katanning Health Service Features New Facilities Opened in Redevelopment

Picture Courtesy: Department Of Health The State Government has opened new facilities at Katanning Health Service, as part of major redevelopment improving health services in regional WA. The opening celebrates the completion of the new main entrance, emergency department, medical imaging and outpatient facilities, following improvements of healthcare infrastructure across 37 towns in the Wheatbelt,…