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…

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…

State Government Calls Views 2015 Huawei Sponsored China Trip Improper “Ludicrous”

The State Government has denied that there has been a conflict of interest over a multi-million-dollar telecommunications contract with Chinese telco Huawei, despite revelations of travel and gifts to two government ministers while in opposition. Current Transport Minister Rita Saffioti and Education Minister Sue Ellery received an all-expenses paid tour of China and free mobile…

Aboriginal Youth Suicide “Epidemic” Leads To Appeal For Imrpoved Support

An Indigenous activist has called for more support services for aboriginal people, following a spate of indigenous youth suicides over the past year. Ngalla Maya founder Mervyn Eades wants an indigenous appropriate drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre, with drug addiction particularly from crystal methamphetamine or ice use a major contributing factor. “In the past eight…

Labor Darling Range Candidate Colleen Yates Faces New Doubts Over Education Qualifications

New doubts have been raised about education of WA Labor’s Darling Range candidate Colleen Yates, after conflicting reports emerged about her university qualifications. Ms Yates is facing scrutiny over reports she never attended one college she listed in her resume, or studied subjects she claimed to have studied at another university. The US-born Labor candidate…

New Family Accommodation At PCH to Keep Parents Near Sick Kids

Parents and families will be able to stay nearby their sick children admitted to Perth Children’s Children through new hospital accommodation for the families of sick children. The hospital will offer the accommodation to ensure families are close by to their children when they are patients in the hospital. “The McGowan Government is committed to…

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…

90 Years Young for WA’s Royal Flying Doctor Service

WA’s enduring airborne medical health service has flown into a new milestone, providing medical for 90 years today. The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) mobile medical service has been a vital part of regional health since its inception, providing emergency health since it was created interstate in 1928 before being adopted in WA. “Emergency patient…

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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Federal Government Boosts WA Hospitals with $189m GST Top-Up

Western Australia is set to receive a financial boon from the federal government in a boost to the state’s hospitals, as part of a top up to state’s GST. The Turnbull government will give WA $188.9 million with most of the funds going to redeveloping Joondalup Health Campus, with the remainder going to other hospital…