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Young man and woman standing outside taking selfies

People urged to share selfies for science

Western Australians are being encouraged to share their selfies for science to help researchers gain new insights into rare diseases.
Kristy in front of a sign in Kisarawe

Strength of Tanzanian women inspires Broome midwife

Kimberley Community Midwife Kristy Newett recently swapped the red dirt of Broome for the dusty streets of Tanzania and had an experience she will never forget.
Office for Short stay Unit

Short stay unit first step towards long-term benefits

A new Short Stay Unit has opened at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH).
Dr standing under lights in operating theatre

Improving operating theatre efficiency at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

More patients have passed through Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital’s (SCGH) operating theatre doors this year compared to the same time last year.
Patient in hospital bed talking with nurse

Have your say on WA cancer plan

Feedback is being sought from health professionals, members of the public and other interested stakeholders about the WA Cancer Plan 2018-2023.