Health laws up­dated

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

PERTH’s hos­pi­tals will now be cov­ered by a new piece of leg­is­la­tion for the first time in 105 years.

The Public Health Act 2016 has come into ef­fect, largely re­plac­ing the Health Act of 1911.

Health Min­is­ter John Day said the Act would pro­vide “a proac­tive, flex­i­ble, risk-based frame­work that would ben­e­fit the health and well­be­ing of the com­mu­nity”.

“Pas­sage of this leg­is­la­tion is a sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ment of the Gov­ern­ment," Mr Day said.

The west­ern sub­urbs of Perth in­clude many of WA’s ma­jor hos­pi­tals: St John of God Su­bi­aco Hos­pi­tal, Hol­ly­wood Pri­vate Hos­pi­tal, QEII Med­i­cal Cen­tre and Sir Charles Gaird­ner Hos­pi­tal. The new Perth Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal is also in Ned­lands.

Mr Day said the need to re­form public health leg­is­la­tion in WA had been widely ac­knowl­edged for many years and the new Act would help to bet­ter pro­tect and pro­mote public health, as well as pre­vent­ing ill­ness and in­jury.

Jasper Don Cousens, born on July 22, with par­ents Mandy and Michael Cousens, of Wem­b­ley.

Kyan Lim, born July 29, with par­ents Sara Teng and Kent Lim and brother Kyler, of Su­bi­aco.

Dar­cie Mor­gan, born on July 21, and par­ents Car­lie and Si­mon.

Sa­van­nah Laura (July 29) with Kylie and Troy Rogers.

St John of God Su­bi­aco Hos­pi­tal

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