Excellence in medicine honoured at AMA (WA) Gala Dinner

Excellence in medicine honoured at AMA (WA) Gala Dinner


Wednesday 4 July 2018

A pioneer in palliative care has been recognised by the Australian Medical Association (WA), receiving the Associations’ top medical award at the weekend.   Dr Doug Bridge, former head of palliative care at Royal Perth Hospital and medical director of …


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AMA (WA) welcomes commitment on alcohol advertising


Tuesday 3 July 2018

The AMA (WA) has welcomed the State Government’s commitment to its pre-election promise to remove alcohol advertising from public transport in Western Australia.   “This initiative is something the AMA (WA), along with the WA Alcohol and Youth Action Coalition, …


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AMA (WA) receives award for Best Public Health Campaign


Monday 28 May 2018

The AMA (WA) won a major Federal AMA Award at last weekend’s National Conference, recognising our strong campaign to tackle the issue of mental health, particularly adolescence suicide and self-harm.   The award, presented by AMA National President Dr Michael …


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Big shoes to fill following departure of Chief Health Officer


Wednesday 16 May 2018

The AMA (WA) has congratulated Chief Health Officer Professor Tarun Weeramanthri on his exceptional service to health in Western Australia, following news of his pending resignation.   “While the AMA (WA) and Prof Weeramanthri have not always seen eye to …


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Health in a holding pattern following State Budget


Thursday 10 May 2018

WA health is in a holding pattern as the State Government waits for the Sustainable Health Review report, which is not expected to be finalised until November at the earliest, the AMA (WA) said today.   “The Sustainable Health Review, …


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Setting the agenda on the End-of-Life debate
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Thursday, 31st May 2018

It is an issue that will dominate political, medical and ethical debate in Western Australia over the next year, if not longer.   And the Australian Medical Association (WA) is determined to have the voice of the medical profession heard …