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  • Hands being washed in the kitchen sink

    Don’t forget to wash your hands

    Good hand hygiene is the best and easiest way to avoid colds and flu.

  • Pregnant lady having a flu vaccine

    Flu vaccine availability update

    Government-funded vaccine for eligible groups is currently available. Contact your local immunisation provider to book an appointment.

  • smoker's lung in a jar with cigarettes

    Want healthy lungs? Go smoke free

    Today’s World No Tobacco Day raises awareness of the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure with this year’s campaign putting the spotlight on lung health.

  • Stethoscope, blood pressure monitor and wool in the shape of a heart

    May measure month

    Most people who have high blood pressure have never had it measured. Raised blood pressure (hypertension), affects 6 million adults and is the leading cause of heart attacks, stroke and kidney disease in Australia.

  • Family members including a dad, grandad, mum, daughter and son

    National Palliative Care Week

    National Palliative Care Week (19 – 25 May) is a time to encourage talk about end-of-life care wishes.

  • Prescribed burning in Perth hills

    Smoke haze health warning

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

  • Fiona Stanley Hospital

    Fiona Stanley Hospital community open day

    Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) will open its doors to the public on Sunday 19 May from 1.00pm to 4.00pm.

  • Father and toddler

    Influenza warning for parents of pre-schoolers

    Parents of Western Australian pre-schoolers are being urged to take advantage of a free influenza vaccination to protect their children from the respiratory virus during the upcoming influenza season.

  • general public providing feedack

    Consultation open for safe access zones

    Western Australians are encouraged to provide feedback on a discussion paper entitled ‘Safe access zones – Proposal for reform in Western Australia’. It explores the value of introducing safe access zones and assesses how an appropriate legislative framework might operate in Western Australia.

  • New national physical activity and sleep guidelines for 5-17 year olds

    The Federal Department of Health has released updated national guidelines to promote healthier and more active children.