Australian Medical Association WA president Andrew Miller has blasted the way hotel quarantine has been run in Perth, saying the lockdown was “completely avoidable”.
Travel between New Zealand and Perth will be put on hold while other Australian states have reacted to the State’s snap, three-day lockdown.
Metropolitan Perth and the Peel region will go into a three-day lockdown from midnight on Friday after a hotel quarantine outbreak led to community transmission.
WA Premier Mark McGowan has fronted the cameras this afternoon to announce a three-day emergency lockdown. WATCH THE FULL PRESS CONFERENCE HERE
Perth mums will be the first outside the US to have antenatal appointments at home and check their babies’ heartbeat themselves.
WA Health has known for weeks the Mercure Hotel — at the centre of an investigation into how COVID-19 jumped between rooms with closed doors — was the quarantine facility most at risk of transmission.
WA Health is refusing to release an independent expert review of airflow and ventilation in Perth’s quarantine hotels, prompting accusations from the peak doctors’ group of a ‘cover up’.
Putting a roof over the heads of 10 rough sleepers saved WA’s deluged hospital system more than 1450 overnight bed stays in a year — the equivalent of $2.2 million.
Western Australia's quarantine hotels are facing further scrutiny after a pregnant mother and her four-year-old daughter contracted COVID-19 from other guests.
Up to 40 returned travellers and an unknown number of staff at a Sydney quarantine hotel may have been exposed to the virulent South African strain of COVID-19.
The WA Health Department has confirmed two travellers have contracted COVID-19 in hotel quarantine, after originally reporting them as overseas infections.
Health bosses at Perth Children’s Hospital have been forced to apologise for an “incomplete assessment” which risked a two-year-old girl’s organs shutting down.
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Three returned travellers - two from the same family - have contracted the same strain of COVID-19 in a Sydney hotel, with health authorities investigating.
The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts in Australia at 1730 AEST on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
SA's Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier says officials have identified a possible location to quarantine international students in Adelaide.
WorkSafe has confirmed it will investigate the ‘dysfunctional’ Bunbury Hospital after a new bombshell report revealed almost 70 per cent of doctors had considered resigning due to a toxic environment.
The New Zealand government has pledged once-in-a-generation reforms to its health system.
Premier Mark McGowan has labelled the issue-plagued Bunbury Hospital as ‘great’ despite doctors claiming the toxic culture is still negatively impacting patient care.
Mark McGowan is getting ‘advice’ on whether WA should leave the 24-hour-old travel bubble with New Zealand after an airport worker from across the ditch tested positive for COVID-19.
The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts in Australia at 1630 AEST on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
A respiratory expert has urged residents in cyclone-ravaged towns to wear masks when handling asbestos, as it is revealed that ‘background levels’ of airborne asbestos have been detected in Kalbarri.
A top doctor has warned of an upsurge in hand, foot and mouth disease in Perth, with kids and adults suffering painful symptoms after contracting the highly contagious virus.
A senate inquiry into a possible cancer cluster on Victoria's Bellarine Peninsula has heard the council regularly sprayed mosquitoes near parks and schools.
An Auckland Airport worker has tested positive to COVID-19 in New Zealand’s first community case since the opening of the trans-Tasman bubble.
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