CEO Message – February 2019
Mental health often hits the headlines for the wrong reasons, so the recent announcement by the Federal Minister for Health of funding certainty for mental health services is most welcome.
The people most likely to benefit from this funding, expected to be in the order of $170 million for WA over three years, are ordinary Western Australians, the one in five who, from time to time, may experience challenges with their mental health and who are likely to benefit from short to medium term support.Read more +
Osborne Park Hospital
Osborne Park Hospital’s (OPH) Parkinson’s Aged Care Service delivered in the north metropolitan area offers a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and managing Parkinson’s disease in the elderly. This includes advanced therapies such as apomorphine infusion and duodopa therapy education.Read more
Royal Perth Hospital
Within the East Metropolitan Health Service, orthopaedic services are offered at Royal Perth, Bentley, Armadale and SJG Midland Public hospitals.Read more
Short-term restorative care for older people
Older Western Australians who need intensive support to help them remain living in their own home can now access a Short-Term Restorative Care program.Read more
Rescheduling of codeine products
From 1 February 2018, medicines that contain codeine will no longer be available without prescription. This decision was made by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), based on evidence that codeine is a commonly used medicine of abuse.Read more
GP Connect: Keeping GPs informed in the changing primary health landscape.
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