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Man using water ram

Health workers now on tap for remote communities

Recent changes now allow basic emergency plumbing repairs to be carried out by Environmental Health Workers in remote Aboriginal communities.
Girl standing in front stall

NAIDOC week event highlights importance of vaccination

Stalls at NAIDOC week celebrations last month help raise awareness in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people about the importance of childhood vaccinations and vaccination timeliness.
Staff members talking in a meeting

Expressions of Interest – Members and Deputy Members Human Research Ethics Committee

The Department of Health Human Research Ethics Committee has a special responsibility for the ethical oversight of the use and disclosure of health information held by the Department.
Female nurses standing on a stairway

Targeted recruitment for greater diversity

Proactive recruitment of Aboriginal nurses and midwives has resulted in 24 graduate positions across WA being offered in 2017, nearly double the number offered in 2016.
blood bag and test tubes

WA study puts patient blood management system on world stage

A Western Australian study into a patient blood management (PBM) system has attracted worldwide interest following its publication in a leading medical journal.