Healthway decision unhealthy

Healthway decision unhealthy


Tuesday 19 May 2015

Today’s announcement regarding the State Government’s plans for Healthway is confirmation of everything that we feared and everything that we warned about, AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon said.   “This is confirmation of the destruction of a world-renowned public …


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Curtin Medical School worst decision in decades


Monday 18 May 2015

The recent announcement on a new medical school at Curtin University is the worst decision seen in Western Australian health in decades, the AMA (WA) said.   “This is sneaky and secretive and will do nothing to provide additional GPs …


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Health Budget not enough to cope with demand: AMA (WA)


Thursday 14 May 2015

The health sector will struggle to provide a continued high standard of care following a real cut in today’s State Budget, the AMA (WA) said.   “An adjustment of just 1.3 per cent over the next year is, in fact, …


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Health of remote Aboriginal communities should take priority


Friday 8 May 2015

Health and safety issues must be the first priority in any review of services to remote Aboriginal communities, the AMA (WA) said today.   “From good health flows everything else – the ability to work, to care for families and …


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Serco contract cancellation the right step. Now there must be an inquiry


Monday 20 April 2015

The State Government has made the right decision in removing the Fiona Stanley Hospital sterilisation contract from Serco. However, it must immediately conduct a review into the circumstances under which it was awarded, the AMA (WA) said today.   “The …


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