Isolation room flaws leave regional hospitals and communities at risk of COVID-19

Design constraints mean portable isolation rooms purchased by the State Government to protect regional hospitals and communities from COVID-19 may not be functional. Shadow Minister for Regional Health Martin Aldridge said he was shocked after questioning in Parliament revealed the SafeSpear portable isolation equipment deployed by the Health Department to Geraldton Regional Hospital was unusable.…

Regions need to be heard

‘Not on our Agenda’ – the words repeated ad nauseam by Premier McGowan and Labor in relation to electoral reform prior to the March State election, which ultimately resulted in Labor’s total control of both houses of Parliament. And yet, within weeks of the election, the new Minister for Electoral Affairs John Quigley was quick…

Gaping hole in hotel quarantine as dozens of workers not fully vaccinated

The Opposition has called on the Health Minister to explain why dozens of hotel quarantine workers are not fully vaccinated, over three months after the Government’s mandatory vaccination deadline. Shadow Regional Health Minister Martin Aldridge said the admission that over 60 hotel quarantine workers were yet to receive their second vaccination was a gaping hole…

Opposition welcomes funding package for Seroja-affected communities

The Opposition has welcomed the record $104 million disaster recovery package being made available to communities impacted by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seroja, jointly funded by the State and Federal Government.    Opposition Leader Mia Davies said the recovery package was much needed given the communities impacted were still reeling from the most significant natural disaster WA had seen in recent years.   “It has been more than 100…