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.
Inform the school of your child's immunisation history.
Whooping cough affects people of all ages, but it is most serious in young children under 6 months of age.
This topic is about your three to six month old and how they develop during these formative months.
An illustrative guide to receiving care in our health system, prepared by the WA Health Consumers' Council.
A summary of public patients' rights in Western Australian public hospitals.
Every woman over 18 years of age who has ever had sexual contact should have regular Pap smears every two years.
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.
A little worry following childbirth is normal, but too much anxiety and distress can interfere with your ability to care for your baby.
This document explains the process of dealing with breast screening just before and from the age of 70.
Babies vary a lot in the amount of sleep they need. Find out more in this informative brochure.
What is colour blindness? How you can test for it?
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
14 January 2014
The cost of excess body mass (PDF 1.16MB)
14 December 2013
Healthview Summer 2013
8 October 2013
Annual Reports 2012-13
6 March 2013
Review of events surrounding Northam Hospital Emergency Department - executive summary (PDF 130KB)
11 January 2013
WA Health Promotion Strategic Framework 2012–2016 (HPSF)