WA News Beneath the Drapes
Beneath The Drapes
August 2016
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  • St John of God Health Care plans to sell its pathology division to Clinical Labs. Part consideration for the sale includes SJGHC acquiring a minority shareholding in Clinical Labs. Clinical Labs will also have a long-term contract to provide pathology services to SJGHC hospitals.

  • Tasmanian GP Dr Bastian Seidel will replace Mandurah GP Dr Frank Jones as President of the RACGP. He takes up the role in September. Canning Vale GP Dr Mary-Therese Wyatt has been elected Registrar Representative on Council.

  • As reported last issue, Dr Andrew Miller is the new AMA WA president. The vice-president is Dr Mark Duncan-Smith. Also new to the AMA WA council are Dr Gordon Harloe in the division of Specialty Practice and Prof Leon Flicker as an ordinary member. Former branch president Dr Richard Choong has stepped down from the council.

  • Dr Stuart Prosser has been appointed Director of Medical Services at St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital and Ms Vanessa Unwin the Director of Nursing and Midwifery.

  • The Housing Authority has awarded contracts for construction of two renal hostels – a 20-bed facility in Derby ($5.2m) and a five-bed unit on the Carnarvon Hospital site ($2.3m). The Health Department has awarded a $2.9m contract for construction working relating to the Fitzroy Crossing Renal Health Service.




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