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Aishwarya’s parents’ pain exacerbated by four days spent not knowing where her body was

Aishwarya’s parents’ pain exacerbated by four days spent not knowing where her body was

Aishwarya Aswath died at Perth Children’s Hospital after waiting two hours to be seen by a doctor. The family left the hospital in shock about four hours after the little girl’s death and say they have been let down by a system that has not taken religious needs into account.

  • by Lauren Pilat

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Doctors at South West hospital ‘gagged’ from raising public safety concerns: AMA survey

Doctors at South West hospital ‘gagged’ from raising public safety concerns: AMA survey

A hospital in Western Australia’s South West region has spiraled into a “pressure cooker situation” with almost 70 per cent of doctors thinking about resigning due to ongoing work conditions. 

  • by Marta Pascual Juanola
‘It haunts me to this day’: Udita Mittal almost lost her daughter a year before Aishwarya’s death
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Perth

‘It haunts me to this day’: Udita Mittal almost lost her daughter a year before Aishwarya’s death

Ms Mittal says she begged for a blood test to rule out anything serious but doctors refused, arguing it wasn’t the hospital’s protocol to carry out blood tests for every child with an unexplained fever for fewer than three days.

  • by Marta Pascual Juanola and Lauren Pilat
‘Like running an engine at high revs’: Why are WA’s hospitals in crisis and how did we get to this point?

‘Like running an engine at high revs’: Why are WA’s hospitals in crisis and how did we get to this point?

The death of Aishwarya Aswath highlighted the woes plaguing WA’s health system, begging the question: why are hospitals struggling and how did we get to this point?

  • by Marta Pascual Juanola
WA police coronial unit to assist inquest into seven-year-old’s death

WA police coronial unit to assist inquest into seven-year-old’s death

Premier Mark McGowan revealed the coronial unit has been called in to help with the inquiry to run concurrently with the Health Department investigation.

  • by Hamish Hastie
‘We need another hospital’: AMA says at least 500 beds needed to solve WA hospital crisis

‘We need another hospital’: AMA says at least 500 beds needed to solve WA hospital crisis

Health Minister Roger Cook has pledged answers for Aishwarya’s parents but defended the health system and the government’s response to its ‘challenges’.

  • by Hamish Hastie
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Cook defends PCH as ‘world leading’ following Aishwarya’s death

Cook defends PCH as ‘world leading’ following Aishwarya’s death

Health Minister Roger Cook said of the 21 ‘severity assessment code 1’ events that had occurred in the child health system since 2020, only two resulted in deaths.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Nurses put forward 10-point plan to fix Perth Children’s Hospital ED

Nurses put forward 10-point plan to fix Perth Children’s Hospital ED

The nurses’ union has issued a plan to address the strain on Perth Children’s Hospital following the death of a seven-year-old girl who waited two hours before getting treatment.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Nurses predicted catastrophic event amid revelation doctors off sick the night girl died
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Nurses predicted catastrophic event amid revelation doctors off sick the night girl died

Multiple doctors were off sick at the time the little girl was dying – but authorities have warned against leaping to conclusions about what caused her death.

  • by Emma Young and Peter de Kruijff
‘Sickest child in the ED’: What happened moments before Aishwarya Aswath died
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Perth

‘Sickest child in the ED’: What happened moments before Aishwarya Aswath died

A mother who was at Perth Children’s Hospital the night Aishwarya Aswath died says the seven-year-old was the sickest child in the emergency department but didn’t get the attention she deserved.

  • by Lauren Pilat
No more excuses: WA doctors call for independent inquiry into girl’s death
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No more excuses: WA doctors call for independent inquiry into girl’s death

The minister has been under fire over months of escalating reports of rocketing ambulance ramping and doctors warning that a tragedy was only a matter of time.

  • by Emma Young and Lauren Pilat