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December 2006

Learning from death

Behind every Coroner's case is a tragic story, but thanks to a new Health Department initiative, they can also provide a valuable learning opportunity for medicos. Co-produced by the Department and the Coroner's Office, From Death We Learn: Lessons From The Coroner, contains a condensed findings from 10 recent cases with important patient safety messages. It might be morbid, but it is ...

Backdoor to the bush

The doctor shortage in the bush remains critical with The West Australian claiming shires have been spending a lot of dosh to attract doctors, often without success. According to a State Opposition survey, the combined spend of 34 rural shires was over $7.3m. To help plug the gap...

Smoke and mirrors....

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Beneath the Drapes. December 2006

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....

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