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  • Telehealth consultation with doctor, nurse and patient

    Virtual emergency department goes 24/7

    Western Australia's innovative virtual emergency department has expanded to a 24/7 service, just in time for the summer holidays.

  • Changes to codeine access

    From 1 February 2018, medicines containing codeine for pain and cold and flu relief will no longer be available over-the-counter in Australia. After this date, all medicines containing codeine will require a prescription.

  • Smiling toddler boy in playground

    Guidelines promote healthy active kids

    New national guidelines aim to promote healthier and more active kids.

  • HIV aids

    HIV prevention drug trial

    Western Australians at risk of HIV can access a free, preventative drug as part of a two-year trial launched this week.

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    Shout-out to Leavers – Stay safe!

    WA Health is urging young people heading away for Leavers celebrations this week to stay safe while they’re having fun.

  • Calling for Excellence in Rural and Remote Nursing Nominations

    Judi Turner knew she had to nominate colleague Karen Coyle for the Excellence in Rural and Remote Health Award at the 2017 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards (WANMEA) after witnessing the way she implemented and managed the Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) in Broome.

  • happy girl in pool

    Water safety in the spotlight

    With the temperature rising, now is a good time to think about ways to stay safe when we’re around water.
  • Mother and children doing an activity

    Children and families benefit from improved child development service

    Children at risk of developmental delays or difficulties and their families are benefiting from a more flexible, responsive and timely service provided by the Metropolitan Child Development Service.

  • Girl eating apple

    Healthier and happier

    Western Australians are encouraged to say no to unhealthy food options by participating in the Heart Foundation’s No Junk November.
  • Western tiger snake

    Warmer weather brings snake risks

    Western Australians urged to be vigilent against snakes during warmer weather.