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Nominations open: Awards celebrate outstanding allied health teams

Now in their 10th year, the awards recognise outstanding allied health professionals working in teams to provide world-class care to Western Australians.
Steve Allop speaking at the preventative health summit

Preventive Health Summit report details action on obesity alcohol related harm

A levy on sugary drinks, a minimum floor price for alcohol and a national obesity prevention strategy, are some of the policy responses raised at the WA Preventive Health Summit.
Sleep apnoea patient laying in bed being observed by male doctor

Face exploration in pursuit of a good night’s sleep

A three-dimensional scan of the face could soon replace expensive time-consuming sleep studies as a means of diagnosing the most common type of sleep disorder.
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My Health Record opt-out period has begun

If patients wish to opt-out of having a MHR created for them, they have three months from 16 July until 15 October 2018 to let the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) know of their decision.
Dr Matt Brown, Urological Surgeon, Janet Zagari Executive Director Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospital (FSFHG) and Professor Dickon Hayne FSFHG Head of Urology next to the new da Vinci surgical system

Robotic surgical system becomes a reality

Fiona Stanley Hospital will be the first public hospital in Western Australia to offer robotic urological surgery after taking delivery of a da Vinci surgical system.