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Kalamunda disability services in limbo

YOUNG people with a disability in the Shire of Kalamunda are in limbo after funding for transport to social activities were no longer deemed eligible for the Shire’s Home and Community Care (HACC) scheme. At the Shire’s ordinary council meeting ...

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Foothills measles alert

HEALTH authorities are warning people they may have been exposed to measles at public places in Kalamunda and Forrestfield last month. It follows a confirmed diagnosis in a passenger who was infected during a holiday in Japan. People could have ...

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New beds to help treat meth addicts

TEN of the 60 new residential rehabilitation treatment beds announced as part of the $14.9 million Western Australian Meth Strategy 2016 will be in Cullacabardee. Mental Health Minister Andrea Mitchell said contracts had been finalised for an extra 28 beds ...

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Lived experience key to mental health course

THE Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (MIFWA) is rolling out a four week workshop in Midland next month for people living with mental illness. Hayley Harris said the program would help participants develop a deeper understanding of mental health, learn ...

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Rethinking autism

FAMILIES and educators are being invited to rethink autism and consider the latest research and initiatives presented during a two-day seminar to normalise and celebrate the diversity of the human condition. Interstate and local speakers will present a range of ...

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Air base in Red Cross blood challenge

PEARCE air base personnel recently rolled up their sleeves to take part in the 2016 Australian Red Cross Blood Service Defence Blood Challenge. The annual event challenges navy, army, air force and defence civilians to see which group can achieve ...

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Deadly virus warning

RABBIT owners are being warned to protect their pets from a deadly new strain of calicivirus which is spreading across the Perth Hills and foothills. Department of Agriculture and Food research officer Susan Campbell said the haemorrhagic virus strain known ...

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Ambulance ramping surges

THERE are concerns Midland Hospital is struggling to cope with demand with new WA Health Department figures revealing ambulances were ramped outside WA hospitals for 2,180 hours in September, up on 794 hours recorded in September 2015. The September surge ...

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Warning over vaccine sceptics

FOLLOWING a whooping cough outbreak at a Hills primary school the state’s peak doctor body is urging the community not to be conned by the misinformation anti-vaccination advocates spread. The WA Health Department attributed the outbreak to a range of ...

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Ageing disgracefully in Beechboro

More than 600 people attended the City of Swan’s ageing disgracefully event in Beechboro and took full advantage of the live music, entertainment, comedy, information stalls and morning tea. Information stalls covered all aspects on how to eat right, stay ...

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