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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.
Janinne Gliddon with Noongar Radio announcer, Big Girl

Health Matters – Women's health

Women's Health is the topic for this week's Health Matters on Noongar Radio
Aboriginal boy

Funding for child health researchers

Applications are now open for round five of the Telethon Perth Children’s Hospital Research Fund (TPCHRF).