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Nightingale Medal recipient Catherine Fry

Catherine honoured with Nightingale medal

Child and Adolescent Clinical Nurse and Red Cross aid worker, Catherine Fry, is one of five Australian recipients of this year’s prestigous Florence Nightingale medal.
Professor Christobel Saunders, WA Health researcher

Grant coup for cancer researcher

Congratulations to WA Health researcher Christobel Saunders, who has been awarded $9 million to conduct research into improving care pathways for cancer patients.
WA Health Chief Health Officer, Professor Tarun Weeramanthri and Director General David Russell-Weisz

PCH water treatment strategy review

View the latest media update from WA Health's Director General and Chief Health Officer about the Perth Children's Hospital water treatment strategy review.
Victor Howell

Victor helping patients cope with hospital

But for Aboriginal Liaison Officer Victor Howell, walking the corridors of Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) evokes a sense of great pride.
Aedes aegypti mosquito (Copyright: Stephen Doggett, Westmead.)

Study helps prepare for Zika threat

Australian health authorities will be better prepared for an outbreak of the Zika virus here following a new study that has examined the prevalence of microcephaly across our population over the past 35 years.