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  • Mother and baby

    New Child Health Program improves family support

    From July, WA Health is changing its Child Health Program to better meet the needs of Western Australian children and their families.

  • Volunteer reading with elderly man

    A shout-out to all our volunteers

    National Volunteer Week (8–14 May) is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers – such as the “Forget Me Not” program at Royal Perth Hospital.

  • Boy with a red blotchy measles rash on his back, neck and face

    Measles reminder for Bali travellers

    Western Australians heading overseas, including to Bali, are being reminded to make sure they have been appropriately vaccinated against measles, following a further case contracted on the island.

  • grey nomads swimming in a tropical rock pool

    Grey Nomads urged to plan ahead before travelling north

    Older Australians heading north to escape winter’s chills have been urged to pack their medications along with their swimming costumes and beach towels to avoid a trip to hospital.

  • GP on phone

    Support for country patients with long-term health conditions

    People based in the Wheatbelt and Great Southern regions with – or at risk of – diabetes or a long-term heart or lung condition can get their health on track with the Health Navigator telehealth service.

  • Nurse giving high school student a vaccine

    Child influenza vaccination rates decline

    New research led by Princess Margaret Hospital infectious diseases specialist Christopher Blyth has found that a sharp decline in child influenza vaccination rates since 2010.

  • Stay safe you mob

    Campaign aims to lower STIs in Aboriginal youth

    A new campaign has been launched to promote the importance of safe sex for Aboriginal people aged 17-29 years old.

  • Man holding neck with an area highlighted to show pain

    painHEALTH goes mobile

    The painHEALTH website is now available on your mobile phone and tablet so is accessible wherever you are.

  • Plane leaving airport

    Measles outbreak in Europe

    The Department of Health is encouraging all parents travelling to Europe to ensure their child’s measles immunisations are up to date.

  • Aboriginal girl looking at her mobile phone

    Free after hours GP service to continue in country WA

    Due to its popularity, the free telephone and video after-hours GP service, 1800-call-a-doc, will continue beyond its original 31 March finish date.