Health

New FOI documents expose critical problems for Perth Children’s Hospital

- FOI documents flag 16 identified causes and sources of lead contamination – Released project reports highlight a serious lack of transparency by the Barnett Liberal Government – A total of 3,012 defects at the hospital, with no certainty around opening date – Original completion date was in 2015 New FOI documents have exposed staggering […]

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Perth Children’s Hospital will not open this year

Key points · State Government admits new kids’ hospital won’t open this year · Commissioning of the hospital will take at least eight weeks · Original completion date was 2015   The beleaguered Perth Children’s Hospital will not open this year, the Barnett Liberal Government has admitted. Health Minister John Day this week said the […]

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Ambulance ramping crisis continues: worst October in history

* Worst October for ambulance ramping in history – the third consecutive month of record ramping * Ambulance ramping at Perth hospitals 87 per cent worse than October 2015 * 2016 is on track to be the worst year ever for ambulance ramping The Barnett Liberal Government’s ambulance ramping crisis has continued into October, with […]

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Full audit needed following Perth Children’s Hospital asbestos crisis

  * Independent audit on all building materials used at Perth Children’s Hospital urgently required * Assurances needed that asbestos material is not contained in any other government building sites * Site must be tested and rendered safe before workers are allowed to return A full independent audit of all building materials used at Perth […]

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Liberals’ cut to after-hours GP clinics a blow to patient care in WA

  * The Liberal Government has cut funding for after-hours GP clinics at Perth hospitals * The RPH clinic has now been forced to close, putting pressure on the ED * After-hours GP clinics provide urgent care late at night so patients don’t have to go to emergency departments Perth hospital emergency departments will come […]

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Liberals ignore their own cleaning contract in a rush to open children’s hospital

  – Critical hygiene processes look set to be cut short for political reasons to achieve October opening – Just two weeks ago the government could not say when the hospital would be open The Liberals are rushing opening dates for the new Perth Children’s Hospital in a bid to boost the Premier’s waning political […]

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More delays for Perth Children’s Hospital as opening date pushed back

·         Perth Children’s Hospital may not open this year ·         Critical cleaning looks set to continue well into next year ·         The hospital was supposed to open in December 2015 The Liberals have refused to commit to opening the Perth Children’s Hospital in 2016 after it was revealed the construction phase would continue beyond the […]

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Liberals drag feet on essential service for sick kids

  Fast facts: The Liberal Government axed play coordinators at PMH in April Play coordinators are trained specialists who work with parents to reduce the stress on some of WA’s sickest kids Replacement service promised by Minister are still not in place Parents of sick kids have been left without essential therapy services after the […]

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Report confirms crisis facing cancer services in WA

  Fast Facts: Taskforce report confirms significant failings in WA cancer services Urgent action needed to address serious problems Specialist cancer nurses cut by the Barnett Government Kim Hames’ weak response to a report that confirms cancer services in WA are in crisis will provide little comfort to thousands of WA families living with cancer. […]

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Barnett Liberals prepare to take the axe to health system as patient demand increases

  Fast Facts: Demand on WA hospitals increases as Barnett Liberals prepare to cut hundreds of jobs Key indicators show demand on hospital services is increasing Kim Hames must come clean on how many jobs are on the chopping block The Barnett Liberals are preparing to sack up to 2,000 hospital staff, despite key indicators […]

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