Publications and reports

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Consumer health publications

Here is a selection of our most requested and recent publications.

For more health information please also see: Health topics A-Z.

Starting school? Moving to a new school? (PDF 240KB)

Inform the school of your child's immunisation history.

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) (PDF 123KB)

Whooping cough affects people of all ages, but it is most serious in young children under 6 months of age.

Child development 36 months (PDF 243KB)

This topic is about your three to six month old and how they develop during these formative months.

Patient First (PDF 3.8MB)

An illustrative guide to receiving care in our health system, prepared by the WA Health Consumers' Council.

Public Patients' Hospital Charter (PDF 240KB)

A summary of public patients' rights in Western Australian public hospitals.

Why you should have a regular Pap smear (PDF 1.06MB)

Every woman over 18 years of age who has ever had sexual contact should have regular Pap smears every two years.

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The Little Pink Book (PDF 1.81MB)

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes and will change throughout your life. Your menstrual cycle, pregnancy, age and weight may alter the size, shape and feel. This little book will help guide you to better breast health.

Postnatal Depression and Anxiety (PDF 514KB)

A little worry following childbirth is normal, but too much anxiety and distress can interfere with your ability to care for your baby.

After 75... should I have screening mammograms? (PDF 668KB)

This document explains the process of dealing with breast screening just before and from the age of 75.

Sleep 3–6 months(PDF 1.1MB)

Babies vary a lot in the amount of sleep they need. Find out more in this informative brochure.

Colour blindness (PDF 180KB)

What is colour blindness? How you can test for it?

Bellevue Health Surveillance Register: Follow-up study (PDF 1.2MB)

Results of the study of people who voluntarily registered to have their health tracked following exposure to chemical fumes released in the fire at Waste Control Pty Ltd in Bellevue 12 years ago.

Departmental publications and reports

17 November 2015
Healthview Spring 2015

10 November 2015
WA Health Performance Report – July to September 2015 Quarter (PDF 1.86MB)

16 December 2014
Health Service Governing Councils' annual reviews

25 September 2014
Annual Report 2014

14 January 2014
The cost of excess body mass (PDF 1.16MB)


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