Immunisation important for both your child and the community

Immunisation important for both your child and the community


Friday 12 April 2013

 AMA (WA) President Dr. Richard Choong has urged parents to think not only of their children’s health, but the community as a whole when deciding on immunisation.   After the startling immunisation results released recently by the NHPA, Dr. Choong addressed …


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Reappointment of Dr Kim Hames Welcomed


Friday 22 March 2013

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today welcomed the reappointment of the Hon Kim Hames as Health Minister.   “The Premier’s re-appointment of Dr Hames is great news for health in our state,” AMA (WA) president Dr Richard Choong said.   …


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ALP Mental Health Pledge Commended by AMA (WA)


Friday 22 March 2013

The Australian Medical Association (WA) has commended today’s announcement by the ALP of a boost in funding for state mental health services.   “As AMA (WA) President I wholeheartedly welcome the provision of additional funding for mental health in WA,” …


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Nurses Action Heavy Handed


Tuesday 26 February 2013

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today praised the State Government for resolving the nurse’s industrial action but criticised the nurse’s union over its heavy handed tactics.   “The State Government has shown the real leadership over this issue,” AMA (WA) president Dr …


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Government Medical Research plan will not help Health


Wednesday 20 February 2013

Premier Colin Barnett’s “FutureHealth WA” election promise is an embarrassment for a party attempting to portray itself as health or science oriented, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said.   “This plan will NOT lead to better health for all Western …


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"It is my hope that we can tackle the challenges our profession faces, united as one. If we dislike our working hours, our pay, gender inequality or low training opportunities, we can change these together. As a nurse in my previous life, I know that when a profession stands as one, people listen."
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Tuesday, 7th January 2020

A medical device start-up established at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, is aiming to help patients undergoing one of the most common medical procedures.   Along with Emergency Consultant Dr Katherine Arenson and Telethon Kids Researcher Nick Buckley, …