Led by UnionsWA and public sector unions, the Save Our Services campaign has today joined with the Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services (WA) to release a new election advertisement highlighting cuts to important prevention services. This is the first time in Australia that domestic violence has featured in an election television advertisement.
In the first two weeks of August, ambulances at most Perth public hospitals ramped for almost 2900 hours, more than twice rate at the same time in 2015.Read more
Back in 2014, it emerged that Serco, the private company who was appointed the management contract for Fiona Stanley Hospital was paying for over 200 workers to attend work in a hospital with no patients.
The Perth Children's Hospital is a necessary addition to the medical services required by a still-growing West Australian population.
But it seems to be beset by problems with construction, including asbestos in the ceiling tiles and lead in the water pipes.
When this next story broke in August, 2016, it seemed that enough was enough.Read more
According to the Elective Surgery Wait List, Report Western Australian Public Hospitals at the end of June 2016, the number of patients on elective surgery wait lists hit almost 20,000.Read more
The news that test samples of installed roof panels in the beleaguered Perth Children's Hospital have come back positive for asbestos raises many issues. Before everything else, the health of workers is paramount. We can only imagine their anxiety living with the fear of possibly contracting an asbestos-related disease in the future. According to Shadow Health Minister, Roger Cook, the PCH is effectively a contaminated site.
But there are other concerns.Read more