WA’s Health Minister believes ‘it is not unreasonable’ for hospital patients deemed ‘medically fit for discharge’ to be put on a bed in a corridor when emergency departments are busy.
Treating patients in corridors is so commonplace at Perth’s biggest hospital that red tape now designates where beds are to be placed when emergency departments are overcrowded.
A nurse involved in a major data breach linked to the monkeypox virus is ‘devastated’ by their error.
Perth’s biggest hospital has been directed to improve the way it reports and monitors the use of restraints on patients in ‘non-mental health areas’ after failing to meet the required standard.
Outgoing nurses’ union boss Mark Olson has been appointed to a new CEO position after calling it quits as State Secretary in May following accusations he made inappropriate comments to a subordinate.
WA has recorded its second case of monkeypox — in a returned overseas traveller.
Climate change is considered the ‘greatest threat to global health in the 21st century’, with sobering new data quantifying the extent humans are expected to suffer amid a deteriorating environment.
St John WA faces losing its contract to run the State’s ambulance service unless it agrees to implement a raft of changes.
The first monkeypox vaccines will arrive in Victoria on Tuesday, with the vaccinations of eligible people set to begin this week.
Amber-Jade Sanderson has reassured Peel Health Campus nurses they will retain access to sick leave when the hospital is transferred into government control – but stopped short of offering a guarantee.
A leading health expert has warned Australians not dismiss monkeypox as a ‘disease of gay men’ as the vaccine rollout begins.
The WA Government has cracked down on the illegal sale of vapes across the State, uncovering half-a-million dollars worth of e-cigarettes with many containing undisclosed amounts of nicotine.
The risk of contracting monkeypox in WA remains ‘very, very low’, according to the Premier, despite the first case of the virus being reported in Perth.
Carolyn Armstrong experienced workplace bullying so severe she had to walk away from the career she loved so much.
More than 300 pregnant women were sent to alternative hospitals on the day of their deliveries in the past year in another example of the extraordinary pressure facing WA’s under-resourced hospitals.
Chief Health Officer Andy Robertson has ruled out shortening the COVID isolation period that’s contributing to staff shortages at businesses and hospitals across the State.
July has become WA’s worst ever month for ambulance ramping – an unwanted record shattered with three days still to go – prompting Libby Mettam to slam the Government over its management of public hospitals.
The number of people in hospital with COVID in WA is again nudging record levels, while four more deaths have been recorded.
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A nurse at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital has claimed a deceased patient was left lying in a bed for at least seven hours last week because the State Mortuary at QEII was full.
Monkeypox has been declared a global public health emergency, but what is it and who is most at risk?
There is an anxiety epidemic unfolding among Australian youth. A national mental health survey has found almost a third of people aged 16 to 24 experienced a mental disorder in 2020-21.
Workers are sleeping overnight in their cars and showering at work because they can’t afford to pay for petrol on their current wages, claimed staff during a walk-off at Bunbury Hospital on Thursday.
Families who have made the agonising decision to donate their family member’s organs to save lives have pressed for change to WA laws that bar them from publicly identifying their loved ones.
The Australian Nursing Federation says elective surgery in WA public hospitals could be delayed for several years if the State Government does not endorse mask mandates or encourage working from home.
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