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Improving outcomes for staff injured in the workplace

Completing her research project as part of her Masters of Occupational Health and Safety, South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) Work Health and Safety M... more

Michelle Farmer leans against a balustrade

Drug trial offers hope for Crohn’s patients

Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) is the first hospital in Australia to recruit a patient for a clinical trial of a new drug to manage Crohn’s Disease. more

A young man sits in a treatment chair with three women and a man surrounding him.

Chance patient encounter leads to PhD research project

Working as a nurse in the surgical specialties unit at Fiona Stanley Hospital, Elizabeth Gatonga had her first encounter with a total laryngectomy patient.... more

Elizabeth Gatonga stands in a hospital corridor

Small device promises big impact for breast cancer patients

A hand-held imaging probe may only be a small device but it promises to have a big impact for women undergoing surgery for breast cancer.

Fiona... more

Christobel Saunders stands in a consulting suite wearing surgical scrubs

The long journey home

In March, Rose Paget celebrated her 75th birthday by boarding the Greg Mortimer passenger ship along with her husband Graham and several o... more

Elderly woman with physiotherapist in hospital gym

Masters student aims to translate proven stroke therapy method

A gold-standard rehabilitation therapy for stroke patients isn’t widely used in WA, and Ashan Weerakkody wants that to change within his servic... more

Ashan Weerakoddy stands in a garden

ICU outreach provides continuity of care

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) outreach service at Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) provides support services and specialised interventions to acutely ill patie... more

Three female nurses stand looking at a computer monitor in a hospital hallway

Pre-screening clinic provides double the benefits

A ground breaking study has found pre-screening of patients' blood through a specialised clinic set up at Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) is improving post-su... more

A female nurse and two men, one dressed in scrubs, stand beside medical equipment

Exemplary patient reaches major milestone with mechanical 'heart'

Grandfather Peter Serafino has followed his doctors’ advice diligently and has now celebrated reaching 10 and a half years living with a blood ... more

3 men and 1 woman standing in group photo

Gene therapy provides new way forward to treat blood diseases

Innovative ways of dealing with cancers and haemophilia, which focus on genetic reprogramming of cells, are revolutionising treatment for patients with hae... more

Duncan Purtill leans against a balustrade
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