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.
Billions have been invested to ensure WA remains at the forefront of medical innovation and discovery.
WA’s government health promotion agency, Healthway, is poised to deliver more positive outcomes in the community following its 2018 merger with Lotterywest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.