WA paramedics have urged Australia Day revellers to celebrate responsibly after new statistics revealed close to 6000 Triple Zero calls were made in 2021 for people who simply drank too much alcohol.
A Perth health campus where staff have warned chronic shortages had left them ‘burnt out’ has issued a ‘code yellow’ alert as workers scrambled to deal with high demand.
The WA Nursing union has urged West Australians to stay home, rather than go to the annual Skyworks fireworks event, describing plans to go ahead as ‘not prudent’.
Hospital workers have been told what to expect when the Omicron wave peaks in WA via a Chief Health Officer memo, including elective surgery cancellation and ambulances reserved for patients who need them.
Two COVID-positive disability support staff in regional Victoria have been granted an exemption to continue working.
More than half of the cannabis-related videos on TikTok portray the drug in a positive light — while less than five percent warn users against it.
COVID-19 continues to spread through remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory with more than 500 new cases recorded.
Western Australia has detected 14 locally acquired COVID-19 cases and four infections linked to travellers.
A Perth patient with COVID-19 who was rushed to the ICU of a metro hospital Monday night can be revealed as a 61-year-old man.
Qld's virus death toll has increased by 11 as the state records another 9,546 COVID-19 cases and a double dose vaccination rate of just under 90 per cent.
Western Australia has detected 13 locally acquired COVID-19 cases and two infections linked to travellers.
The start of the new school year has already been marred by a positive COVID case in a primary school — a week before students even return to class.
Listeria infections could pose less of a health risk to pregnant women and people with immune deficiency after a discovery by researchers in Queensland.
A childcare centre in Perth’s south-east has joined more than 100 WA locations identified as COVID exposure sites.
An Australian Medical Assistance Team and the military have been sent to a remote Northern Territory Aboriginal community to combat a COVID-19 outbreak.
An intensive care specialist at one of Perth’s biggest hospitals is behind a petition attracting support from doctors across WA that calls for Mark McGowan to reopen the border on February 5.
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A myriad of issues is keeping women from getting medical care in regional Tasmania, while "urban refugees" add more pressure, a Senate inquiry has been told.
South Australia has reported another fall in COVID-19 infections, with 2009 new cases on Monday, down from 2062 on Sunday and 2193 on Saturday.
Two facts became obvious on Sunday: that the virus is now spreading through the community and that West Australians have good reason to doubt whether enough has been done to get our health system up to scratch.
Australia's newest COVID-19 vaccine Novavax will be distributed from February 21 after being ticked off by ATAGI.
Five people who live with disabilities in Sydney say the Omicron variant has left them struggling to get access to support workers and rapid antigen tests.
A COVID positive mother and child were wrongly directed to the ED waiting room of a major Perth hospital in an embarrassing bungle just days after Mark McGowan delayed WA’s border reopening.
South Australia has reported 2062 new COVID-19 cases, marginally fewer than on Saturday, and no virus-related deaths.
Perth’s record-breaking heatwave could be the catalyst for a potentially fatal brain bug, experts have warned.
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