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  • Smiling young woman

    Rise in gonorrhoea rates prompts fresh health warning

    An alarming rise in gonorrhoea cases in Perth over the past 12 months has prompted WA Health’s public health campaign reminding people about the importance of safe sex. 

  • Man sitting on the floor of a squash court holding his sprained ankle

    Know your health care options this Australia Day

    Last year more than 2,800 Western Australians spent Australia Day in the Emergency Department (ED).

  • Senior in a gym sitting on an exercise ball and holding a dumbbell

    Heart study on hunt for healthy volunteers

    Healthy Western Australians with a family history of heart disease are being invited to volunteer for a major study that could help lower the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) in families with a background of heart health issues.

  • PMH patient and nursing staff look at Fabio the Frog app

    Fabio the Frog helps kids have their say

    An animated frog will help survey the opinions of young patients at Princess Margaret Hospital and provide important feedback for staff and management.
  • Kids swimming in pool

    Amoebic meningitis warning for recreational water users

    As the weather warms up, Western Australians are being reminded to ensure they take precautions to protect themselves and their families from a potentially fatal infection.

  • Person about to have a vaccination

    Meningococcal W vaccination

    A one-off meningococcal W vaccination program for people living in Kalgoorlie, Boulder, Coolgardie and Kambalda will target children aged four years and under and 15 to 19 year-olds.

  • Red blotchy measles rash

    Measles warning for Perth

    The Department of Health is warning families to ensure their immunisations are up to date following a spike in measles cases caused by local transmission.

  • Red Tide Algae Bloom

    Algal bloom warning for Mindarie Marina

    The Department of Health is warning people to avoid contact with red tide algae that has formed in the Mindarie marina.

  • Young woman on the phone

    Free after-hours GP service to be trialled in country WA

    A free telephone and video after-hours GP service will be trialled in country WA to help with demand for doctors over the busy summer season.

  • Two people in canoes on the river

    Algal bloom warning for Lake Moyanup (Drakesbrook Weir)

    The Department of Health is warning people to avoid contact with blue - green algae that has formed in Lake Moyanup (Drakesbrook Weir) within the Shire of Waroona.