Inquiry into Health Department governance and operation vital

Inquiry into Health Department governance and operation vital


Thursday 13 September 2018

It’s time for a wholescale and fully independent investigation into the entire governance and operation of WA’s health system, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   AMA (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid said he had today written to Premier …


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Personal Choice and Community Safety Committee anti-health and anti-common sense


Monday 3 September 2018

The WA Parliamentary Inquiry on Personal Choice and Community Safety (PCCS) established this week is not only a waste of time and money but could have a negative impact on perceptions of  community safety and health, the Australian Medical Association …


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AMA (WA) calls for complete Health Department contract inquiry


Wednesday 29 August 2018

Premier Mark McGowan’s move to call on the Public Sector Commissioner to review why the Director General of the Health Department was not made aware of serious allegations surrounding senior public servants is welcomed, but does not go far enough …


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Report highlights importance of palliative care: AMA (WA)


Friday 24 August 2018

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today said it was pleased that the report by the Joint Select Committee on End of Life Choices points very clearly to the deficiencies in palliative care in WA.   “It is very clear now …


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Statement on End-of-Life Choices and Palliative Care


Thursday 9 August 2018

It is evident that end-of-life care in Western Australia cannot continue with the status quo. It is also clear that improving the care and experiences of patients at the end of life extends far beyond the narrow scope of a …


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It’s a mistake not to have this conversation
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Monday, 12th November 2018

An article in the August edition of Medicus by Dr David Oldham, well summarised by its title To err is human, to forgive is divine, has weighed heavily on my mind these last few weeks. It ties in nicely with …