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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).
Pregnant woman holding her tummy

Immunisation rates on the rise

Influenza vaccination rates among pregnant women have increased significantly over the past four years, helping to further protect the health of thousands of Western Australian mothers and their babies.
Mum and baby demonstrate the use of the pulse oximeter to monitor the baby’s oxygen levels.

Keeping newborns SAFE

Mothers and newborns can experience the benefits of skin-to-skin care immediately after birth while keeping babies safe from suffocation at Fiona Stanley Hospital.