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  • Congratulations to our outstanding nurses and midwives

    The WA health system’s exceptional nurses and midwives featured prominently at the recent WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.

  • Two women walking along river pathway.

    Volunteers needed for heart health trial

    Volunteers are being sought to participate in an important clinical trial that could reduce the risk of heart attacks in healthy people who have a family history of heart disease.

  • Red blotchy measles rash

    Measles alert for Adelaide to Perth flight

    People travelling on Qantas flight QF 585 from Adelaide to Perth on Saturday 5 May are asked to be alert to an increased risk of measles. This follows confirmation of a case of measles in a young child who was on the flight.

  • Prescribed burning in Perth hills

    Smoke haze health warning

    Smoke haze from prescribed burns is currently affecting the Perth metropolitan area. It is important to take precautions to avoid exposure to this smoke.

  • Prescribed burning in Perth hills

    Smoke haze health warning

    Smoke haze from prescribed burns is currently affecting the Perth metropolitan area. It is important to take precautions to avoid exposure to this smoke.

  • Irukandji jellyfish alert at north west beaches

    People in the Gascoyne, Pilbara and Kimberley regions should be aware of Irukandji jellyfish with an increase in sightings between Exmouth and Broome, and people being admitted to hospital after being stung.

  • Mosquito on skin

    Mosquito-borne disease reminder for northern WA

    Residents and travellers in the north of Western Australia are advised to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites, following evidence of ongoing activity of Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) virus in the Kimberley region, and the first evidence of MVE virus in the Pilbara region for 2018.

  • Red blotchy measles rash

    WA measles alert

    Western Australians are urged to be alert to an increased risk of measles, following notification of four additional cases in the past week.

  • Launch of WA Youth Health Policy 2018-2023

    WA’s first youth health policy launched

    Young Western Australians have asked for a more holistic concept of health and wellbeing to be considered in the planning of health services – taking into account physical, mental, emotional and social needs.

  • Couple holding hands in field.

    Drug resistant gonorrhoea highlights importance of safe sex

    Western Australians are urged to practise safe sex and have regular tests for sexually transmitted infections, after two cases of multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea have been detected in Australia.