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,…

City of Cockburn limit on local bottle shops

The City of Cockburn has received unanimous support after their decision to limit the number of bottle shops to two per local shopping centre. Compelling evidence from several Australian studies shows increased levels of alcohol are detrimental towards public health and safety. This move will prevent an increase in the availability of alcohol. Logan Howlett,…

Regional Australia to Receive Grants to Boost Medical Practice and Training

Health professionals will have the opportunity to complete their training in regional Australia, following funding grants for general practices in regional Australia. Federal Assistant Minister for Health Dr David Gillespie announced the funds of more than $13 million Coalition Government funding to enable health professionals to get hands-on training in regional communities. It includes grants…

State Government Invest To Prevent Breast Cancer

A hand held imaging device created in WA to lower the number of breast cancer patients is being commercialised in the State as the starting point for local researchers and innovators to bring their innovations to market. The device will help reduce the amount of surgery needed by breast cancer sufferers and the State Government’s…

Medicinal Marijuana To Trial In WA

A WA company has received a licence to cultivate medicinal marijuana, which has led to controversy surrounding the many questions this created. -Will this lead to the legalisation of marijuana? -Will this mean anyone can access marijuana? -Will doctors be prescribing it to you soon? Australian Medical Association WA, President, Dr Andrew Miller set the…