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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.
Sam Wellington

Stroke of luck for Manjimup teen

Manjimup teenager Sam Wellington is living proof of the value of WA Health’s new streamlined process for dealing with stroke cases.
Jim Chrismas with Fiona Stanley Hospital Clinical Nurse Rachel Byrne and Hyperbaric Consultant Dr Fiona Sharp

Jim sets his sights on great outdoors after extraordinary recovery

When Jim Chrismas suddenly lost vision in his left eye in January, he knew something was terribly wrong.