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Female doctor talking to patient

GPs embrace new hepatitis C treatments

Western Australian general practitioners are amongst the nation’s most proactive when it comes to prescribing effective new treatments for people living with hepatitis C.
Aboriginal boy

Funding opportunity for child health researchers

Applications are now open for round five of the Telethon-Perth Children’s Hospital Research Fund (TPCHRF).
Nurse giving high school student a vaccine

Free meningococcal vaccines for teenagers

A vaccination to protect against meningococcal strains A, C, W and Y will be offered to 15-19 year olds in an Australian-first, statewide program to start in school Term 2.
Logan and Klair Brady

Technology shot in the arm for PathWest

It took almost two months for Klair Bayley to receive the results of genetic tests that confirmed her son Logan had the rare muscle-wasting disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
Man holding his stomach in discomfort

Campaign highlights health care options

Last year more than 2,800 Western Australians spent Australia Day in the Emergency Department (ED).