Health

Senior mental health clinician to investigate WA FIFO deaths

The deaths of nine West Australian fly-in fly-out workers who took their own lives will be investigated by a senior mental health clinician.

WA doctors say suspended Nitschke was 'risk to public health'

Euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke has been suspended from practising over his alleged handling of a WA man who committed suicide.

Leanne Nicholson The WA AMA says the right decision was made to suspend the registration of euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke over his links to the suicide of a young and healthy WA man man.

WA health workers walk off the job

Hundreds of health workers walk off the job demanding better pay (Thumbnail)

Chenee Marrapodi Hundreds of public hospital health workers gathered on the steps of Parliament House today to protest the WA government's public sector wages policy.

Police taxi service of mental health patients reviewed

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Aleisha Orr When the police arrive at a hospital to transfer a patient most people might assume that person is a criminal but that is not always the case.

Over diagnosis is making our health system and us sick

Dr Joe Kosterich One of the great misnomers of our time is the term  “health system.”

Over-diagnosis is making our health system, and us, sick

Dr Joe Kosterich is a GP and health commentator.

Joe Kosterich One of the great misnomers of our time is the term  'health system', writes Dr Joe Kosterich.

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Alleged murderer at mental health facility

A man accused of murdering his mother while she was cooking him dinner is still "very ill" and needs more treatment at a mental health facility, a Perth court has heard.

Perth Zoo lioness gets a health check

Lioness gets a check up

Perth Zoo lioness gets a health check

Corruption in WA health system investigated

Staff shortages could delay hospital opening (Thumbnail)

Aleisha Orr The risk of fraud and corruption within the West Australian Health Department has been described as a “problem that requires immediate and urgent attention” in a report released on...

E-cig supporters abuse health campaigners

Businessman from Perth is taking legal advice to appeal against a decision which prevents him from selling his e-cigarettes.

Leading health campaigners have been labelled zealots and sent abusive emails from those who oppose their stance on electronic cigarettes amid fierce debate about the devices.

Days before health cuts kick in: WA Labor

Opposition leader Mark McGowan has lambasted WA Premier Colin Barnett for not attending a meeting of state premiers in Sydney.

Labor has lashed WA Premier Colin Barnett for missing a crisis meeting of his state and territory counterparts to discuss the federal government's planned public hospital funding cuts.

Overdose killed WA health workers: coroner

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A coronial inquest has found a midwife and nurse at two of Perth's main hospitals died of accidental overdoses within six months of each other after obtaining drugs from their workplaces.

Peel Health Campus whistleblower Foley plans to testify - and sue

Ashton Foley.

Aleisha Orr Whistleblower Ashton Foley who is still in hiding following a number of claims about her credibility now says she will testify in the upcoming inquiry into the Peel Health Campus and also has plans...

'The trucks are s--t, I don’t want to kill somebody': ex-Transpacific driver

The man who previously worked at the Malaga Cleanaway depot described major safety issues with the trucks.

Aleisha Orr A former employee of the firm which took its fleet of trucks off the road nationwide after a fatal crash says he quit his job with the waste management company a year ago because he did not want to...

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WA govt phone and laptop losses rise

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The theft and loss of taxpayer-funded mobile phones and laptops in WA has risen to more than $480,000 in the past year, despite a promised crack down on missing equipment, the opposition says.

Mandurah shooting investigation over as police confirm suicide

The shooting on Monday morning led to a siege situation in Dudley Park.

Liam Ducey A report will be prepared for the coroner after an investigation into a fatal shooting in Mandurah wrapped up on Tuesday morning.

WA Deputy Premier Kim Hames backtracks on Gammy father comment

Deputy West Australian Premier Kim Hames says he shouldn't have made the comment that the convicted paedophile father of baby Gammy and his twin sister Pipah appeared to be reformed.

Perth researchers help KIDS with 'invisible disabilities'

Project KIDS co-founders Associate Professor Corinne Reid and Professor Mike Anderson with participants Lily and Tommy.

Candice Barnes It looks like an upmarket day care centre, but the Project KIDS facility at Murdoch University is actually a sophisticated research facility - albeit with an awesome playground.

Woman involved in Mandurah shooting defends 'man she loved'

Kate Hedley The woman involved in this week’s tragic shooting in Dudley Park has broken her silence in defence of the man she loved.