A Perth expo has showcased the technology innovations local and national companies are bringing to WA's health sector, but nothing like Mercy Virtual, a four-storey hospital in the US with 700 doctors and nurses and no patients.
Joondalup-based medicinal cannabis hopeful AusCann Holdings has secured $33.4 million from local and North American institutions, with NYSE-listed marijuana play Canopy Growth Corporation upping its stake to 11.2 per cent.
A University of New South Wales study has called for caution about the potential benefits of medicinal cannabis to relieve pain, but a Western Australian hopeful in the sector is still confident for the future of the industry.
SPECIAL REPORT: Western Australia’s 10 largest philanthropic foundations distributed $65 million last year, but like many charities, some of these organisations are increasingly targeting individual supporters to offset rising fundraising costs.
A Perth-based medical solutions startup has partnered with St John of God Subiaco Hospital to run a pilot for its new virtual reality x-ray software, with improved pre-surgical planning among its benefits.
After 11 years at its helm, Silver Chain chief executive Christopher McGowan will depart the community care organisation and return to his home in South Australia, taking up the role of SA Health chief executive in May.