Fiona Stanley Hospital survey shows serious concern

Fiona Stanley Hospital survey shows serious concern


Friday 3 July 2015

A survey conducted by the AMA (WA) on Fiona Stanley Hospital has been very well recieved, with over 660 doctors responding.   A significant amount of responses expressed wide-ranging concern over the commissioning of the new hospital, and also raise …


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Ramping ban needs to be delayed or patients will suffer


Tuesday 30 June 2015

WA Health Minister Dr Kim Hames needs to immediately delay his “ban” on ambulance ramping or chaos could result in Perth emergency departments tomorrow, the AMA (WA) has said.   “Too little has been done to prepare emergency departments for …


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Redevelopment of RPH cannot be achieved by medical tourism


Wednesday 24 June 2015

The State Government’s latest idea to potentially fund redevelopment at Royal Perth Hospital via medical tourism is an ill-considered ‘thought bubble’ that would not be in the best interests of patients, AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon said today.   …


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Recommendations on FIFO mental health must be implemented immediately


Friday 19 June 2015

Recommendations made by the Parliamentary Inquiry into the impact of FIFO work practices on mental health should be implemented as soon as possible, AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon said today.   “The AMA (WA) is aware of the correlation …


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Recommendations to Patient Assisted Travel Scheme welcomed: AMA (WA)


Wednesday 17 June 2015

The AMA (WA) has welcomed the Standing Committee on Public Administration’s report on the Inquiry into WA’s Patient Assisted Travel Scheme, but expressed concern as to how the State Government will fund the recommendations made.   “The Standing Committee and …


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Dr Rebecca Cogan
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Contracts of Employment

Monday, 17th December 2018

Primarily, medical practitioners covered by the WA Health System – Medical Practitioners – AMA Industrial Agreement 2016 (“the Agreement”), are employed on a fixed term basis. The Agreement’s Appointment Term Provisions* provide for appointments of:   Five years for Senior …