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Nurses at the nursing station in a hospital

International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Join us in celebrating the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020, in honour of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth.
Cancer and Palliative Care Network team and the Minister for Health at the launch of the WA Cancer Plan 2020-2025

Western Australia’s new cancer plan raises the bar

Western Australia’s new cancer plan was launched this week on World Cancer Day.
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Latest update on the novel coronavirus

The risk to the Western Australian community remains low despite the confirmation today of Australia’s first case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Victoria (external site).
Two nurses checking a chart in a hospital ward

Still time to nominate for the Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards

Do you know a nurse or midwife who exhibits excellence? Or a nursing or midwifery team that demonstrates excellence? Nominate them now for the WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards 2020.
Russ Milner receiving the Pam Albany Memorial Award in Brisbane

Injury prevention advocate wins national award

The Department of Health’s Injury Prevention Policy Officer, Russ Milner, has been awarded the Pam Albany Memorial Award for Contribution to Policy in Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion