Ms Helen Seabrook has taken up the role of CEO and Director of Nursing at Waikiki Private Hospital (formally Coastal Private Hospital). Prior to her appointment, Helen was the CEO and Director of Nursing at South Perth Community Hospital, and has been Director of Nursing at Rockingham Hospital, St Vincent's Nursing Home, and Beverley District Hospital.

The new 2007 RANZCO president is Perth ophthalmologist Dr Andrew Stewart.

Dr Penny Flett, the chief of the Brightwater aged care group, has been elected president of the WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Dr Mark Platell has been….

Ms Helen Seabrook has taken up the role of CEO and Director of Nursing at Waikiki Private Hospital (formally Coastal Private Hospital). Prior to her appointment, Helen was the CEO and Director of Nursing at South Perth Community Hospital, and has been Director of Nursing at Rockingham Hospital, St Vincent's Nursing Home, and Beverley District Hospital.

The new 2007 RANZCO president is Perth ophthalmologist Dr Andrew Stewart.

Dr Penny Flett, the chief of the Brightwater aged care group, has been elected president of the WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Dr Mark Platell has been appointed Executive Director, Fremantle Hospital

A/Prof Grant Waterer has been appointed Clinical Director Chronic Disease Management, South Metropolitan Area Health Service.

Neurologist Prof Graham Hankey has won the Premier's Prize for achievement in science for his work in the field of stroke research.

Mr Paul Jobbins has been named the new chief financial officer for Resonance Health.

Swan Kalamunda Health Service Clinical Nurse Ms Amber de Ree won the ECU Chief Nursing Award earlier this year from fellow finalists Ms Fiona Crossley and Erica Williams (both from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital).

Mr Lew Syn Pau has taken up a role as one of Rockey BioMed's non-exectuive directors following Mr Tan Swan Jeng's departure. Another non-executive director, Mr Richard Casey, joined Mr Jeng in resigning.

Gina Abdelnour is the new operations manager at Hollywood Fertility Centre. Stephen Junk left the position of Scientific Director HFC in August, to be replaced by Dr Michael Henman from Sydney IVF, which amalgamated with HFC earlier this year. Stephen joined Fertility Specialists at Bethesda Hospital, which has Dr Roger Hart as medical director.

Mr John Nicholls has resigned as non-executive director of Chemeq Ltd.

Mr Stephen Belben has resigned as company secretary and finance director of Acuron. Hubert Lennerts has since taken up the company secretary role.

Dr Jane Pillow, neonatologist and senior lecturer in the School of Women's and Infants' Health, was awarded the Sylvia and Charles Viertel Senior Medical Research Fellowship. Only two fellowships are awarded each year. Dr Pillow is the first West Australian recipient. The fellowships are valued at $195,000 per year and provide both salary and project grant support for outstanding Australian medical researchers.

The University of Western Australia has amended its legal claim against former staff member Dr Bruce Gray and the company he founded, Sirtex Medical Ltd, over ownership of various intellectual property.

North Perth biomedical company BioPharmica Ltd subsidiary Molecular Discovery Systems has entered into a collaborative research agreement with General Electric Healthcare to analyse tissue from more than 500 breast cancer patients. Premier Alan Carpenter has labelled the partnership a win for WA's biotech industry.

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