Voluntary assisted dying bill passes with regional amendments

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2019 has today completed its passage through the Legislative Council before returning to the Legislative Assembly next week for further consideration of amendments. Member for the Agricultural Region Martin Aldridge, who supported the carriage of the historic legislation, welcomed the improvements that better recognise the difficulty in delivering end of…

Regional palliative care funding welcome

The Nationals WA welcome today’s announcement to further invest in regional palliative care services ahead of a debate commencing next week on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill. Health spokesperson Hon Martin Aldridge MLC says any increase in healthcare is welcome in rural communities but is concerned the State Government’s announcement of more palliative support is…

Martin Receiving his Flu Shot

Martin welcomes expanded vaccinations by pharmacists

West Australians will be able to get vaccinated against illnesses such as whooping cough, measles and meningococcal disease at their local pharmacy from 1 August 2019 following changes made by the State Government. Nationals spokesperson for health Martin Aldridge welcomed the move and recognised the important healthcare contribution community pharmacies make to regional communities. “The…