South-West Mental Health Services in the works

A new community mental health step up/step down service for people in the South-West region is in the works, aiming to support people with their mental health struggles in a residential setting, close to their family and friend networks. The 10 bed service in Glen Iris is part of a State Government iniative to provide…

No Jab No Play – Government Immunisation Policy

The Government has introduced a ‘No Jab, No Play’ policy with three phases to ensure community health for all, including kindergarten and school aged children. From January 1st 2019, phase one requires childcare services, kindergartens and schools to report on the immunisation status of all students, strengthening the powers of the Chief Health Officer during…

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…

CCC report investigates tax payer dollars lining pockets of Senior Health Servants

The Corruption and Crime Commission have released a damning report after investigating hundreds and thousands of siphoned dollars by Senior WA Health Bureaucrats. Contractors offered benefits including lavish lunches, gifts and personal holidays, in return for work. Three senior health bureaucrats and almost a dozen contractors are caught up in the scandal, while the CCC…

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.…

Regional WA Mental Health Care Bolstered With New Service

A new community mental health service will open in regional WA that will provide vital residential and individualised care for those with mental health conditions. The community mental health step up/ step down service will support people in the community in areas close to their personal network, while also cutting hospital admissions, serving as a…

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…