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  • Cloth materials regulation review

    The key focus of this review is to obtain feedback on the most effective option for managing public health risks associated with cloth materials in Western Australia. Please read the Discussion Paper entitled Managing the public health risks of cloth materials in Western Australia , before completing this survey. The Health (Cloth Materials) Regulations 1985 encapsulate a variety of materials that may present a fomite transmission of disease. A fomite is any nonliving... More
    Closed 15 September 2018
  • 2017-2018 Local Government Public Health Act Optional Reporting

    The 2017/2018 Local Government optional reporting is designed to assist the WA Department of Health with the Regulation Review Program that is currently being undertaken as part of the Public Health Act 2016 implementation. The consultation is based on activities undertaken during the 2017/2018 financial year and occurs in conjunction with Public Health Act 2016 and Food Act 2008 Local Government mandatory reporting. More
    Closed 30 September 2018
  • 2017-2018 Food Act 2008 and Public Health Act 2016 Reporting

    Local Government enforcement agencies are required to report to the Department of Health on their performance of functions under the Food Act 2008 (Food Act) (as required by section 121) and the Public Health Act 2016 (Public Health Act) (as required by section 22). The Food Act reporting requirements have been in place since 2009/10 and the Public Health Act reporting requirements have been in place since 2016/17. The consultation will be for the 2017/18 reporting period (1 July 2017 to... More
    Closed 30 September 2018
  • WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Strategies 2019-2023

    The Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program (SHBBVP) is undertaking consultation to inform the development of the Western Australian (WA) Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus (BBV) Strategies 2019 - 2023 and invites you to provide feedback. ( WA Sexual Health and BBV Strategies 2015 – 2018 can be viewed here ) This survey has been developed across the six priority areas for action: Prevention and education Testing and diagnosis Disease management and... More
    Closed 31 October 2018
  • Aquatic facilities regulation review

    The key focus of this review is to obtain stakeholder feedback on the most effective option for the management of public health risks associated with aquatic facilities in Western Australia. Please read the Discussion Paper entitled Management of public health risks associated with aquatic facilities in Western Australia, before completing this survey. The discussion paper outlines a number of options and recommendations for managing public health risks associated with... More
    Closed 30 November 2018
  • Transition Services Mapping Project - Young People

    Thank you for agreeing to take part in the 'Transition Services Mapping' project, which aims to define and analyse the current transition process and experience for young people, their parent/carer/s, and clinicians, whose health care has moved from Perth Children's Hospital (PCH, previously Princess Margaret Hospital) to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) adult services. This project is being conducted by Perth Children's Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the Child and Youth... More
    Closed 18 January 2019
  • Transition Services Mapping Project - Clinicians (Perth Children's Hospital)

    Thank you for agreeing to take part in the 'Transition Services Mapping' project, which aims to define and analyse the current transition process and experience for young people, their parent/carer, and clinicians, by case, who transitioned from Perth Children's Hospital (PCH, previously Princess Margaret Hospital) to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) adult services. This project is being conducted by Perth Children's Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the Child and Youth Health... More
    Closed 18 January 2019
  • Transition Services Mapping Project - Parent/carer

    Thank you for agreeing to take part in the 'Transition Services Mapping' project, which aims to define and analyse the current transition process and experience for young people, their parent/carer/s, and clinicians, whose health care has moved from Perth Children's Hospital (PCH, previously Princess Margaret Hospital) to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) adult services. This project is being conducted by Perth Children's Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the Child and Youth... More
    Closed 18 January 2019
  • Transition Services Mapping Project - Clinicians (Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital)

    Thank you for agreeing to take part in the 'Transition Services Mapping' project, which aims to define and analyse the current transition process and experience for young people, their parent/carer, and clinicians, by case, who transitioned from Perth Children's Hospital (PCH, previously Princess Margaret Hospital) to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) adult services. This project is being conducted by Perth Children's Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the Child and Youth Health... More
    Closed 18 January 2019
  • Transition Services Mapping Project - Patient/Parent

    Thank you for agreeing to take part in the 'Transition Services Mapping' project, which aims to define and analyse the current transition process and experience for young people, their parent/carer/s, and clinicians, whose health care has moved from Perth Children's Hospital (PCH, previously Princess Margaret Hospital) to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) adult services. This project is being conducted by Perth Children's Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the Child and Youth... More
    Closed 18 January 2019
  • Public Buildings Regulation Review

    The key focus of this review is to obtain stakeholder feedback on the most effective option for the management of public health risks associated with public buildings in Western Australia. Please read the discussion paper entitled Managing public health risks in public buildings in Western Australia , before completing this survey. The discussion paper outlines a number of options and recommendations for managing public health risks associated with public buildings in WA. ... More
    Closed 1 February 2019
  • Commercial garden soil regulation review

    The key focus of this review is to obtain feedback on the most effective option for managing the public health risk associated with commercial packaged and bulk garden soils in Western Australia. Commercial garden soils which include packaged potting mixes and bulk soil supplies have been associated with a number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease in WA, as a result of exposure to the bacteria Legionella longbeachae. This public health risk is currently managed under the ... More
    Closed 25 February 2019
  • Health Networks Bulletin Survey

    The Health Networks Branch is conducting a short survey with our members to understand how we can be most effective in connecting and sharing information with you. The information we collect from this survey will be used to improve our Health Networks bulletin and inform our overarching communication strategy. More
    Closed 2 March 2019
  • Public Health Amendment (Immunisation Requirements for Enrolment) Bill 2019

    The key focus of this consultation is to obtain stakeholder feedback on the Options and Proposals to strengthen immunisation requirements for Western Australian children enrolling into child care services, community kindergartens and schools, before the compulsory education period. Please read the Discussion Paper entitled Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement: Public Health Amendment (Immunisation requirements for Enrolment) Bill 2019, which is attached below, before completing... More
    Closed 26 March 2019
  • Mental Health Clinical Governance Review

    The Review of the Clinical Governance of Public Mental Health Services in Western Australia (WA) (the Review) is currently being undertaken by an independent Panel. The Panel is inviting clinicians, consumers and carers, organisations and service providers to share their experiences. Clinical governance can be defined as the set of relationships, responsibilities, processes and systems that ensure that everyone is accountable to patients and the community for delivering... More
    Closed 12 April 2019
  • Patient Opinion Dashboard Consultation (now known as Care Opinion)

    Patient Opinion™ is an independent, not-for-profit online consumer feedback platform which offers consumers and carers an opportunity to provide anonymous moderated comment about their healthcare experiences online. The Patient Opinion™ Dashboard will display a summary of Patient Opinion™ activity for all WA Health Service Providers. The dashboard displays data that is already publicly available but across several sites. Displaying data in one place as a web page on the... More
    Closed 17 May 2019
  • WA Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation Consultation

    The Minister for Health has established a Ministerial Expert Panel (the Panel) to advise on key issues for Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation. The Panel has developed a discussion paper to support this consultation. You can access the discussion paper under the 'Related' links heading below. The Panel is now seeking input from experts and across the community and invites you to provide responses to the questions outlined in the discussion paper. You can answer some or all of the... More
    Closed 24 May 2019
  • WA Cancer Plan - Research Consultation

    The State Government has made a commitment to support research and innovation in WA through the establishment of the Future Health Research and Innovation (FHRI) Fund and a long-term strategic approach to cancer research in WA. The WA Department of Health is currently developing the WA Cancer Plan 2020 – 2025 that will address these commitments. The WA Cancer Plan 2020 – 2025 will provide strategic direction for WA to achieve a well-coordinated, high-standard,... More
    Closed 14 June 2019
  • Events Regulation Review

    The key focus of this review is to obtain stakeholder feedback on the most effective option for the management of public health risks at events in Western Australia. Please read the discussion paper entitled Managing public health risks at events in WA before completing this survey. The discussion paper outlines a number of options and recommendations for managing public health risks associated with events in WA. These options include: Option 1 – Take no... More
    Closed 28 June 2019
  • WA Women's Health and Wellbeing Policy Consultation 2019

    On Saturday 9 March 2019, the Minister for Health, the Hon Roger Cook MLA, opened the consultation for the Department of Health's new State Policy on Women's Health and Wellbeing under development by the Health Networks Unit. Designed to complement the Western Australian Men's Health and Wellbeing Policy, the Western Australian Women's Health and Wellbeing Policy (the Policy) will focus on inequalities in health outcomes between women and men, and in population risk groups... More
    Closed 28 June 2019
  • Draft Implementation Plan One 2019-2021

    You are invited to review and provide feedback on the draft Implementation Plan One 2019-2021 (Implementation Plan One). Implementation Plan One aims to guide implementation of the WA End-of-life and Palliative Care Strategy 2018-2028 (Strategy) at both a state and local level. It is relevant to all health systems and services in WA supporting and caring for people with life-limiting illness, including patients and families. Implementation Plan... More
    Closed 19 July 2019
  • Offensive Trades Regulation Review

    The key focus of this review is to obtain stakeholder feedback on the most effective option for the management of public health risks associated with offensive trades in Western Australia (WA). Please read the discussion paper entitled Managing public health risks associated with offensive trades in Western Australia before completing this survey. The discussion paper outlines a number of options and recommendations for managing public health risks associated with offensive trades... More
    Closed 31 July 2019
  • Air-handling and water systems regulation review

    The key focus of this review is to obtain feedback on the most effective option for managing the public health risks associated with commercial air-handling (e.g. cooling towers) and warm water systems in Western Australia (WA). Cooling towers and warm water systems can be associated with outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease or Pontiac Fever, if such systems are not maintained to particular standards. In WA, this risk is currently managed under the Health... More
    Closed 31 July 2019
  • WA Cancer Plan - Cancer Control Consultation

    The WA Department of Health is currently developing the WA Cancer Plan 2020 – 2025. This Plan builds on the previous plan and will provide strategic direction for Western Australia to achieve a well-coordinated, consumer focussed cancer care system. Importantly, this plan will also address the State Government’s commitment to deliver a Cancer Research Plan and as such will incorporate strategic directions for cancer research in WA. The WA Cancer Plan 2020-2025 will: ... More
    Closed 30 August 2019
  • Climate Health WA Inquiry

    In March 2019, the Hon Roger Cook, Minister for Health, announced an inquiry into the impacts of climate change on health in Western Australia (WA). The Climate Health WA Inquiry will be conducted over several months and includes an opportunity to provide written submissions. The closing date for submissions is 30 August 2019. Early responses are welcomed. A final report will be presented to the Minister by March 2020. The Terms of Reference (see below) set out... More
    Closed 30 August 2019
  • HIV Integrated Case Management Program WA Guidelines Consultation 2019

    The Integrated Case Management Program (ICMP) in Western Australia provides a management approach for health professionals to support people with HIV who are identified to be a high risk for HIV transmission to other people. The focus of this consultation is to obtain feedback on the proposed updated draft guidelines, titled “Guidelines for managing HIV transmission risk behaviours in WA, 2019”. These draft guidelines have been reviewed by key stakeholders from government and... More
    Closed 4 September 2019
  • A new regulatory framework for drinking water in Western Australia

    The key focus of this consultation is to obtain feedback on the most effective option to manage the public health risks associated with the supply of drinking water in Western Australia (WA). Please read the discussion paper on “ A new regulatory framework for drinking water in Western Australia ” before completing this survey. The discussion paper provides a summary of the current regulatory framework for drinking water in WA and highlights the improvements that can be made... More
    Closed 10 September 2019
  • Mapping of Community Based Health Services for Respiratory Conditions in Western Australia

    The Respiratory Health Network is undertaking a mapping exercise to identify all community based services currently available for patients who have a chronic respiratory condition or are at risk of developing a chronic respiratory condition. For the purposes of this survey, a community based health service is defined as a service delivered in the community setting which focuses on the prevention, maintenance and improvement of the health status of its community members. The term... More
    Closed 18 October 2019
  • 2018-2019 Local Government Public Health Act Optional Reporting

    The 2018/2019 Local Government optional reporting is designed to assist the WA Department of Health with the Regulation Review Program that is currently being undertaken as part of the Public Health Act 2016 implementation. The consultation is based on activities undertaken during the 2018/2019 financial year and occurs in conjunction with Public Health Act 2016 and Food Act 2008 Local Government mandatory reporting. More
    Closed 18 October 2019
  • 2018-2019 Food Act 2008 and Public Health Act 2016 Reporting

    Local Government enforcement agencies are required to report to the Department of Health on their performance of functions under the Food Act 2008 (Food Act) (as required by section 121) and the Public Health Act 2016 (Public Health Act) (as required by section 22). The Food Act reporting requirements have been in place since 2009/10 and the Public Health Act reporting requirements have been in place since 2016/17. The consultation will be for the 2018/19 reporting period (1 July 2018 to... More
    Closed 25 October 2019
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