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Health Matters

People with disability move out of aged care

Liberal Statement

Five middle-aged people with disability, who previously had no other option but to live in an aged care facility, have moved into a new six-bedroom purpose-built home in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Woollard Stunned By Government's Short-Sighted Allergy Decision

Woollard Statement January 11

Independent Member for Alfred Cove Dr Janet Woollard has vowed to put pressure on the State Government to reverse its decision to cut face-to-face, hands-on training of teachers and other school staff in the use of life-saving anaphylaxis injectors in favour of a cheaper, on-line training system.

Dr Woollard said the government decision was short-sighted and dangerous and anaphylactic children’s lives were at risk if school staff didn’t know how to recognise an allergic reaction and properly use the auto-injectors, known as ‘EpiPens’ and ‘Anapens’.

WA Health Promotion Strategic Framework Updated

The WA Health Promotion Strategic Framework 2012–2016 final report has been released.

It sets out WA Health’s strategic directions and priorities for the prevention of chronic disease and injury until 2016.

Fluoride Free WA Ramp Up

Fluoride Free WA are ramping up there campaign against fluoride in drinking water.

Barnett Failed To Meet Suicide Pledge

Being late is not acceptable when dealing with peoples lives, and this is the Barnett government outcome on suicide prevention.

In 2008 Colin Barnett pledged to spend $13.5m in first two years of office to 'develop and trial statewide a suicide prevention strategy.

Use of cannabis spray for cancer pain

Palliative Care Australia statement on Use of cannabis spray for cancer pain October 2012

Supporting our emergency volunteers

Nationals Statement January 8

Nationals MP Mia Davies is concerned about the growing workload of regional St John Ambulance volunteers as they are being called on for non-urgent patient transfers between hospitals.

Barnett Committs To Funding New Medical School

Curtin's new proposed Medical School has received backing from Premier Colin Barnett.

Barnett hides information on disability funding

Labor Statement

The Barnett Government has concealed figures which show the number of Western Australians with a disability that are refused funding, WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan and Shadow Minister for Disability Services Sue Ellery said today.

Union Issues Misleading Information Over New Public Hospitals

Liberal Statement - October 5

Dr Mike Nahan, MLA, Member for Riverton said he was concerned that misleading information is continuing to be put out to the public by the union group called United Voice with regard to the State Government’s new hospitals.

Kalamunda Independent Greg Ross Puts Peel Problems at Liberal and Labor

Independent for the seat of Kalamunda Greg Ross has stated that both Labor and Liberal are to blame for the current issues at Peel Health Campus.

Independent Hipkins Backs Free parking for Nurses

Independent candidate for Nedlands, and ex Liberal member, Max Hipkins has backed free parking for nurses.

Greens call for Government to come clean over Graylands future

Greens Statement December 30

The Greens have today called for the Barnett/Grylls Government to come clean over what is planned for the future of Graylands Hospital and the site on which it sits.

Premier must intervene as Government finishes year with conflict in Health

Labor Statement December 21

The Barnett Government completed a chaotic year with more conflict and division in the health sector, Shadow Minister for Health Roger Cook said today.

Independent Candidate Hipkins Says Mental Health Needs Attention

Major parties response to the 2012 Mental Health report has been criticised by Nedlands Independent candidate Max Hipkins.

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