WA builders win govt work

Contractor Georgiou Group will build a $25 million pipeline for the long-term supply of water into Denmark, while ADCO Constructions has secured an $8.8 million contract for early redevelopment works at the Geraldton Health Campus.

Peel Health Campus upgrades to resume

Upgrades to the emergency department at Peel Health Campus will resume later this month, with the works awarded to Canning Vale-based contractor Devlyn Construction.

Mental health platform to let kids stand tall

Claire Orange remembers twice needing to rethink her methods across her 25 years spent treating children’s mental wellbeing.

Success and Leadership SNAPSHOT with Michelle Fyfe

In the midst of crucial contract negotiations with the state government, St John Ambulance WA chief executive Michelle Fyfe spoke to Business News about the group’s diversification strategy, lessons learned from COVID-19, and her career.

Invex raises $26m for clinical trials

Invex Therapeutics has received a $5 million investment from Andrew Forrest’s Tattarang as part of a share placement, with the proceeds to go towards the company’s research into neurological diseases.

Global virus inquiry looms as major moment

The Morrison government has welcomed the World Health Assembly agreeing to establish an independent inquiry into the coronavirus pandemic.

WA to resume half of all elective surgeries

The state government has said it will allow public and private hospitals to increase elective surgeries to 50 per cent of normal activity as of Monday, following new guidelines set today by the national cabinet.

Success and Leadership SNAPSHOT with Jennifer Lawrence

Few businesses in Western Australia have felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the way that Brightwater Care Group has, with aged care being challenged like almost no other sector while other income streams for the organisation have been severely curtailed.

COVID-19 daily wrap: Testing for FIFO workers

Asymptomatic FIFO workers to be tested for COVID-19 as Western Australia records its seventh day in a row with 0 cases.

Telethon Kids Institute to lead COVID-19 drug trial

Telethon Kids Institute has received $2.66 million from BHP to lead a trial testing the effectiveness of multiple sclerosis drug interferon in reducing the infectiousness of COVID-19 patients.

Hitting reset on fundraising

Charities relying on donations are facing uncertain times.

Philanthropic giving grows, future uncertain

Giving increased last financial year, but the economic fallout from COVID-19 will affect the potential for generosity into the future.

Adarsh to manufacture 10,000 face shields for WA's doctors

Adarsh Australia has been awarded a government contract to produce up to 10,000 face shields for Western Australia’s surgeons and ENT specialists, boosting the state’s supply of critical protective medical equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Research skills not matched by returns

SPECIAL REPORT: Despite WA’s history of innovative medical research, the state’s medtech sector continues to grapple with outsider perceptions and its own commercial direction.

Major pandemic role for medtech

SPECIAL REPORT: As markets struggle under the pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic, the medtech industry has found itself with an unparalleled, if challenging, opportunity.

WA manufacturer wins sanitiser contract

The state government has awarded Malaga company Wild Child Laboratories a $1.7 million contract to produce hand sanitiser for the state’s hospitals.

Connections key in sourcing PPE

Andrew Forrest has run a nimble and remarkably successful campaign to procure medical equipment from China, while WA’s healthcare community has rallied to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Manufacturers retool for essential products

Hold the whiskey and the luxury dresses, WA manufacturing has shown its dynamism by shifting to sanitiser, scrubs and masks.

RFDS readies response for the regions

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is increasing its capacity by 25 per cent in preparation for a potential increase in COVID-19 cases in the regions.

Time, teamwork put WA on front foot in viral fight

Hard-border closures and a partial lockdown in WA are providing medical researchers with the opportunity to explore potentially life-saving COVID-19 treatments.

Perth contractor develops locally built ventilator

Engineering company Lycopodium has developed an electrically operated ventilator, to be used as emergency backup in the event of a shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic.