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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.

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.

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.

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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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...

Willetton Senior High School closed after asbestos scare

Asbestos

Liam Ducey Willetton Senior High School will be closed for the rest of the week as the Education Department moves to clear asbestos residue detected at the school late last week.

Northampton residents face lead contamination

An emergency worker's boot is fastened with duct tape to avoid contamination after the Washington state mudslide.

Aleisha Orr An investigation has revealed 10 per cent of properties sampled in the Mid West town of Northampton are contaminated with lead.

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Teen burnt by flare - party gatecrashers blamed

Ambulance.

An 18-year-old woman has been left with burns after gatecrashers set off boat flares at a Dawesville party.

Three escape serious injury after Narrikup small plane crash

The pilot and two passengers were not seriously injured.

Liam Ducey A pilot and two passengers have escaped serious injury after their light aircraft crashed on Sunday afternoon.

Williams Hotel still trading despite man's drink-driving death

Glynn Medlen.

Nicole Cox A country West Australian pub allegedly served a drunken man 16 alcoholic drinks, just hours before he got behind the wheel and was killed in a horrific, fiery car crash.

Boston Legal moment inspires WA e-cigarette appeal

WA businessman is to lodge an appeal tomorrow against a judgment which deemed his sale of electronic cigarettes illegal.

Aleisha Orr The West Australian man convicted of breaking the law by selling e-cigarettes has lodged an appeal over the matter.

SCGH hospital strike goes ahead over pay dispute

Patients who attend hospital emergency departments could face a fee if the complaint is deemed minor.

Leanne Nicholson Surgeries cancelled and patient discharges unlikely at SCGH as health workers strike for first time in 13 years.

Perth hospital workers walk off the job

Health workers walk off the job

Health workers at Perth's major hospitals have begun rolling stoppages over a pay dispute with the state government.

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