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Health & Wellbeing

Great for the State - Edition 3: Health & Wellbeing

Our Health and Wellness edition highlights how Western Australia is evolving into a world-leading jurisdiction in medical research, pushing the boundaries of science and innovation in a quest for better health.
 
We talk to some of the state’s leading scientific minds to find out how Western Australia has established itself at the forefront of medical science and discuss some of the latest innovations emerging from the sector.
 
We’ve also taken a deep dive into how mass participation events help everyday Western Australians become happier and healthier and delve into the role Healthway is playing to boost health and wellness across the state.
 
Business News wants to celebrate the entrepreneurs, the researchers and the leaders who make our state the envy of the world, so our Great for the State series has no paywall.

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Medical marvels delivering outcomes

Medical marvels delivering outcomes 

Home to some of Australia’s most heralded and important research foundations, WA’s relative isolation has done little to dampen the medical research sector’s inspiration for innovation. Here are some of the leading lights dedicated to making the state, and the world, a healthier place to live.

Investments in medical tech to pay healthy dividends

Investments in medical tech to pay healthy dividends 

Billions have been invested to ensure WA remains at the forefront of medical innovation and discovery.

Healthway, Lotterywest lead drive for better health

Healthway, Lotterywest lead drive for better health 

WA’s government health promotion agency, Healthway, is poised to deliver more positive outcomes in the community following its 2018 merger with Lotterywest.

West best for mass fundraising fun

West best for mass fundraising fun 

Western Australians are putting their bodies on the line to provide vital funds for some of the state’s most active medical charities and research organisations.

Peak sporting associations deliver off-field wins

Peak sporting associations deliver off-field wins 

The collective success of WA’s professional sporting teams is currently the envy of the nation, but it is the collective influence of the state’s peak clubs on the health and wellbeing of communities that is perhaps their greatest achievement.

WA is a great place to be if you get sick

WA is a great place to be if you get sick 

World class specialists, first class hospitals, skilled health workers, a dynamic clinical trials culture and internationally regarded scientists researching and analysing diseases. On any measure we have the best of the best.

What's next for corporate wellbeing?

What's next for corporate wellbeing? 

Corporate wellbeing has moved from the ‘nice to have’ list to being ‘the bedrock of a high performing culture’. Gone are the days where a fruit bowl and gym membership are enough to tick the box.

Strong support for mental health

Strong support for mental health 

Working in remote locations in a FIFO or DIDO arrangement can create higher than average rates of stress, not just for workers but also their families. 

Active mobility key to healthier communities

Active mobility key to healthier communities 

Health policy debate featured heavily in the recent Federal Election, but one area that has a dramatic impact on community wellbeing, yet often goes under the radar, is mobility.

Western Australia’s sleep debt is costing us

Western Australia’s sleep debt is costing us 

We’re early risers in WA, waking at 6.45am - almost 30 minutes before the French and 45 minutes before London. That would not be problematic, but we are not getting enough sleep, averaging just 6.5 hours a night, with one in four Australians getting insufficient quality sleep.