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Advance Care Directives - tail end planning
Friday, 01 July 2005
thumb_0507FoleyPeterDr_AberyVal.jpg The recent case of Terri Schiavo in the United States has again focused attention on end of life issues. In WA, legislation for living wills has been put on the agenda by Attorney General Jim McGinty. It is timely that some 600 GPs...


Freedom through choice
Written by Mark Thornley   
Friday, 01 July 2005

thumb_0507Bath_lift.jpgEstablished in 1978, the Independent Living Centre (ILC) is the only non-profit organisation providing equipment and advice to enhance people's independence in the home, work and community.

Rationalisation in WA medical supplies industry
Wednesday, 01 June 2005
Perth-based Pharmanet Group has sold its subsidiary, Medical Products Group (MPG), to fellow Perth-based company Advance Health Care Group. What else is going on behind the scenes?
Government kite flying
Wednesday, 01 June 2005
Each year before the budget, the government engages in a round of kite flying. This involves leaking some aspect of the budget to see what sort of response it gets in the public domain.
Online with Goldfields reference site
Sunday, 01 May 2005
thumb_0507paddy_hannan_statuehigres.jpgThe first big test to see if health service delivery in remote areas can be improved by advanced broadband arrangements has passed without much of a hitch in the Goldfields.
Mental Illness Fellowship of WA
Sunday, 01 May 2005
thumb_0505Lorikeet_2.jpgIn the late 1980s a group of parents began meeting in each other's living rooms and developed a vision of providing services for their children who were diagnosed with schizophrenia.
WA corporate medicine performance climbs
Friday, 01 April 2005
thumb_0504city_2.jpgGeneral practice management group IPN reported a half yearly loss of $2.9 million, an increase from the previous corresponding period. During the half year, the company bought 18 medical centres from Endeavour Health Care, with 14 of these in WA.
Graham Jacobs - new MLA for Rowe
Friday, 01 April 2005
thumb_Jacobs_Graham.jpgDr Graham Jacobs is the new Liberal Member for Rowe in the Legislative Assembly, looking after 12,000 constituents within a rectangular coastal electorate west of Esperance. He was elected from a weakened contestant field....
Drug addiction and leaving prison
Friday, 01 April 2005
thumb_0504Outcare_Peter_Sirr.jpgPeter Sirr is the executive director of Outcare, a community organisation seeking to prevent crime in Western Australia by providing rehabilitative and supportive services for offenders, ex-offenders and their families.
Stopping illicit drug use
Friday, 01 April 2005
thumb_Patterson_Murray.jpgHealth Department chief pharmacist Murray Patterson has the task of regulatory control for the treatment of drug addicts using pharmacotherapies offered through authorised GPs and pharmacies.
Rural students look to their roots
Friday, 01 April 2005
thumb_0504_2005_Bunbury_medical_students.jpgThese Bunbury students were full of smiles after learning of their success in being offered places to study medicine at the faculty of medicine and dentistry at the University of Western Australia.
Insulin pumps - good if you can afford them.
Friday, 01 April 2005
thumb_0504pump_in_hand.jpgBefore the federal election, Diabetes Australia was begging the major political parties to assist diabetics who were in need of an insulin infusion pump.
New GP palliative care attachments
Tuesday, 01 March 2005
thumb_Tandon_Anil_Dr.jpgThe 3 to 5 day attachment to a palliative care specialist in Perth is the response of the National Palliative Care Program to the needs of general practitioners, particularly those in rural areas...
GP involvement in reform
Tuesday, 01 February 2005
The Health Reform Implementation Taskforce (HRIT) GP Reference Group had its first meeting in November. The Group's terms of reference and scope will soon be finalised. The interim terms of reference are...
Irony in Prime Health Group purchase
Tuesday, 01 February 2005
thumb_Poynton_John.jpgBack in 1998, John Poynton, as chairman of Poynton & Partners, assisted Dr Garry Garside enter his occupational health business Prime Health into the Endeavour Healthcare shell and raise capital for the purchase of general practices and pathology
Tsunami - the WA medical response
Tuesday, 01 February 2005
thumb_0502Dr_Buynder_at_Mataye_Refugee_Camp.jpgWhen the earthquake and tsunami struck Aceh at 08:58 Perth time on Boxing Day, some Western Australians immediately moved to help.
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