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Last big hiccup for WA Health?

21 June 2019
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Kate McDonald

The WA Department of Health got a a bit of a rap over the knuckles this week from WA Auditor-General Caroline Spencer, who noted in her report into a two-year delay rolling out PathWest's new laboratory information system that this sort of thing had happened perhaps one too many times before.

It was a gentle rap considering some of the horrors WA Health has had with IT projects over the last few years – Fiona Stanley Hospital and the centralised computing projectimmediately spring to mind – but you get the feeling that Ms Spencer agreed with former under-treasurer John Langoulant's comments last year that the state really has to pull up its socks when it comes to project governance.

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