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Health Matters

Neale Fong - Which Is His Real Job

Peel Health Campus has been under scrutiny in the media over recent months and a formal inquiry has been announced by WA Premier Colin Barnett.

Earlier in the year, around September Neale Fong became CEO of Peel Hospital.

Peel Health Boss Audio Accusation of Government

Peel Hospital continues to be an issue and an inquiry is being setup to investigate.

We are now able to release audio of meeting at Peel Health Campus about the issue and management accusing politicians of unsavoury conduct.

Early psychosis youth centre first for WA

Liberal Announcement - Dec 20

A new community-based, dedicated youth mental health service providing early psychosis intervention and treatment in a youth-friendly environment is planned for Perth.

The Nationals WA commit $150 million to improve North West health

Nationals Announcement Dec 19

Leader of The Nationals WA and candidate for Pilbara, Brendon Grylls MLA has unveiled The Nationals’ plan to improve health services and infrastructure in the State’s North West.

Mr Grylls said the $150 million North West Health Initiative would provide better health care for people living in the region, particularly in Newman, Tom Price, Onslow, Roebourne, and Paraburdoo.

WA's EDs among nation's best

Ministerial Statement

Western Australia’s hospitals have blitzed the field, outperforming almost every other hospital in Australia, according to a new National Health Performance Authority Report released today.

Barnett seeks to limit fall out of Peel Hospital

Labor Statement

The Terms of Reference for the Peel Hospital inquiry prove the Barnett Government is seeking to limit the political fall out of the affair rather than get to the bottom of the issue, Shadow Minister for Health Roger Cook said today.

Peel Health The Lead Up

The Peel Hospital has had a number of turns and twist before the current announcement of an inquiry in 2012, here in a chronology of some events.

The contract for Peel Health campus is due to expire 2017 for current operator Health Solutions WA, principle shareholder Jon Fogarty.

McGowan Committs to Outlawing Solariums

Opposition leader Mark McGowan has committed Labor to outlawing Solariums today if elected.

Peel Health Inquiry Terms of Reference Announced

Terms of reference for the Peel Heath Campus, the main Mandurah region hospital, have been formally announced.

My Way program begins roll-out - Disability

Ministerial Statement

Western Australia’s unique My Way project has begun with more than 100 people already signed up to have more choice and control of the supports and services they need to live a good life in their local community.

Review shows cannabis laws working

Ministerial Statement

The Liberal-National Government’s tougher cannabis laws have resulted in a 12-fold increase in the number of people attending mandatory cannabis education sessions compared to the rate of attendance under the previous legislation.

Review into Peel Health Campus

Ministerial Release

Health Minister Kim Hames today announced an independent review of the Peel Health Campus.

Dr Hames acknowledged the work of the Estimates and Financial Operations Committee and the issues identified in its latest report.

It's time WA got on board the NDIS

Media Release

Shadow Minister for Disability Services Sue Ellery today called on the Barnett Government to get on board the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) at tomorrow's Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting.

Peel Hospital Managing Director Accuses Politicians of Unsavoury Agenda

Managing Director of the Peel Health Campus has accused Western Australian politicians of having an unsavoury agenda at a meeting with the Hospitals staff.

Responding to the parliamentary enquiry in Peel Health Neale Fong was scathing of politicians.

More funding for Home and Community Care

Ministerial Statement

Older people and people with a disability in Western Australia are set to benefit from an $18.8million increase in funding, including $9.8million for new or expanded services for Home and Community Care services.

The extra funding for 2012-13 was announced today by Health Minister Kim Hames.

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