AMA (WA) in the Media

AMA (WA) in the Media

Monday 4 August
White collar boxing should be banned (video)


Saturday 2 August
Ban on commercial solariums in WA in limbo, as criticism mounts


Wednesday 30 July
Chickenpox vaccination push


Saturday 26 July
Altitude sickness warning for travellers (video)


Friday 25 July
Nitschke’s fury at serial killer link
Nitschke ‘a poisonous snake oil salesman’: AMA


Saturday 19 July
Inquiry into baby deaths
WA doctors warn of overseas quackery


Thursday 17 July
Looming ban for Nitschke


Tuesday 15 July
Discussion on inversion therapy for back pain (video)


Monday 14 July
Emergency doctors reap $3900 a day
Mark McGowan backs medical marijuana legalisation


Sunday 13 July
The price of health in WA
Smokers continue to defy ban (video)
Cat allergens can kill (video)


Thursday 10 July
Warning over contagious flu strain


Wednesday 9 July
McGowan pushes for medicinal marijuana


Sunday 6 July
Fiona Stanley and Rosanna Capolingua back Real Men Don’t Binge drinking campaign


Saturday 5 July
Push to deregister Nitschke
Pay surrogate mums $10,000
AMA supports calls to compensate surrogate mothers (video)


Friday 4 July
Pay plea to private patients


Wednesday 2 July
Top 10 childhood illnesses


Sunday 29 July
Mum’s lone struggle


Saturday 21 June
GP wait times improve (video)


Friday 20 June
Vaccine rates low for migrant kids


Sunday 15 June
The Pharmacy Guild of WA asks Curtin University to teach pharmacists to administer vaccines
Patient safety a concern in pharmacy vaccination debate (video)


Thursday 12 June
Women warned of alternative breast cancer test (video)


Sunday 8 June
Scrapping of Medicare Locals raises concern over doctor home-visit services


Monday 2 June
Push to review strict IVF rules
One in 80 million reaction to vaccine has left WA man temporarily paralysed (video)


Friday 30 May
New push to improve jab rates


Thursday 29 May
More parents not immunising kids
Hospitals slip in four-hour rule
Morbidly obese WA toddler put in state care after doctors say her life is at risk
Health Services Union WA members take industrial action over Barnett Government CPI pay cap


Friday 23 May
Patients baulk at GP fee


Thursday 22 May
Alarm over measles surge


Wednesday 21 May
Tired of being tired
GPs ‘boosting their bottom line’


Saturday 17 May
Sufferers of rare pregnancy condition call for more in-home support (Video)
Staff freeze ‘endangers patients’


Thursday 15 May
Push for surgery black box


Tuesday 13 May
Budget winners and losers


Monday 12 May
Thousands hit with co-payment
New hospital beds for kids
Statins show taken offline
WA Health Minister ‘uncomfortable’ with charging co-payment for state hospital visits
Federal Budget speculation points to $7.50 co-payment for ‘unnecessary’ visits to hospital EDs (Video)


Saturday 10 May
Medicare locals: ‘their days are numbered’


Wednesday 7 May
Video of binge drinking WA youths on ‘Tour de Fridge’ hits headlines in the UK
High jinx antics fit illness, says doctor


Monday 5 May
Barnett flags hospital emergency visit fees


Saturday 3 May
Give and take Budget


Tuesday 29 April
Doctors need to wash hands more (video)
New study finds WA Paediatric Influenza Vaccination Program a success


Monday 21 April
Patients stuck in ambulances


Sunday 20 April
Potentially-fatal superbug Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci found in Royal Perth Hospital ICU


Friday 18 April
Patients stuck in ambulances


Wednesday 16 April
Wagin encouraged to be healthier by AMA


Tuesday 15 April
Bed demand hurts hospitals
More pressure on beds: AMA


Sunday 13 April
Doctors lash new system for referrals


Friday 11 April
Rabies reports on the rise


Thursday 10 April
Homeopathy is bunk, study says


Wednesday 9 April
Public vs Private Maternity (video)


Tuesday 8 April
Award encourages healthy towns


Sunday 6 April
WA taxpayers left to foot a $1 million medical bill for tourists


Wednesday 2 April
Warning for Applecross botox patients


Tuesday 1 April
Braidwood’s newest practice receives top accreditation honour


Saturday 29 March
Nurses fear for safety of patients


Monday 24 March
Age no barrier for Hollywood Role


Saturday 22 March
Corridor care ‘on the rise’


Thursday 20 March
Specialist wants Nitschke banned
WA lacks behaviour program: expert


Wednesday 19 March
The country-city divide for doctors


Sunday 16 March
Crippling effect: More than a dozen vacancies in WA top public sector jobs
Float tanks chilling Perth, helping high-profile people destress


Friday 16 March
Severe flu warning for people in WA


Tuesday 11 March
Harden’s Kruger Centre accreditation for quality and safety


Monday 10 March
Call to cut ‘killer salt’ in our diets


Saturday 8 March
Warning to arty wine swillers


Saturday 1 March
Beds face axe under plan for Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital


Thursday 27 February
Commuter health risks (video)


Sunday 23 February
Medical experts push for mandatory healthy eating classes in schools
Cuts at Sir Charles Gairdner and Osborne Park Hospitals confirmed (video)


Friday 21 February
Hospitals set to cut 250 jobs


Thursday 20 February
Support for curbs on teen drinking


Wednesday 19 February
Travel with care


Sunday 16 February
WA to lost out on health bonus


Thursday 13 February
Report backs Curtin Medical School


Sunday 9 February
Young WA men using image-enhancing drugs to bulk-up for summer


Saturday 8 February 2014
Hair gadget burn risk for kids
Warning over forged script rise
Doctor Shortage ‘clogs’ hospitals


Saturday 25 January 2014
Doctors tough line on jabs


Friday 24 January 2014
New WA Medical School due in 2016


Tuesday 21 January 2014
Health Experts urge caution on E-cigarettes


Sunday 19 January
Time to bust the myth of suicide


Saturday 18 January 2014
Alert about buying sex drugs online


Friday 17 January 2014
WA Experts tackle baby blues
Booze ad gets thumbs down
Sunday trade closer for bottle shops


Wednesday 15 January 2014
Battle over booze laws rages in WA
WA Drink and Health Sectors clash over WA Liquor Report (Video)


Monday 13 January 2014
New doctors bring diverse experience


Saturday 11 January 2014
Thousands of operations cancelled


Friday 10 January 2014
Ascot races cancelled in heatwave
Australian Medical Association warns people to take extra care during heatwave


Thursday 09 January 2014
Hot blast to parch big parts of WA


Sunday 05 January 2014
Suicide is top teen killer
New data shows Perth will run out of paediatric hospital beds five years after children’s hospital opens


Wednesday 01 January 2014
Fee for bulk-billed patients a “silly season step”


Monday 30 December
Doctor left to pick up the pieces
$5 fee to see GP plan irks doctors


Sunday 29 December
Spike in mosquito-borne diseases in WA


Friday 27 December
Sell TAB to fund health


Sunday 22 December
CRITICAL CONDITION: Fiona Stanley Hospital set to be short of staff
Binge eating most common eating disorder, yet WA resources ‘woefully inadequate’


Saturday 21 December

Fears on patient wait times
Obese mums strain on KEMH


Thursday 19 December

WA ceasarean rates highest
Ceasarean State (video)


Wednesday 18 December
Hospital to cost $850M a year


Monday 16 December
Regulations burden Family GPs


Saturday 14 December
‘Aggressive’ behaviour from parents worries cancer services


Friday 13 December

Health ads put out of bounds
Medical centre plans hit fund snag


Monday 9 December
Fears over damaged hearts
Delays frustrating but understandable: AMA (WA) 


Saturday 7 December
Fertility clinic stops IVF referrals


Thursday 5 December
Health helpline an ‘abject failure’
Doctor all too familiar with grog’s legacy


Wednesday 4 December
Baby death warning (video)
AMA calls for Bali warning brochure


Sunday 1 December
Government denies claims new mental health laws will lead to a mass exodus of psychiatrists


Friday 29 November
Smoking ban in Perth City malls


Tuesday 26 November
Illicit drugs offer ‘alternative cure’


Saturday 23 November

Teenagers at greater risk of self-harm


Friday 22 November
Father-child project helps dads wise up


Thursday 21 November
AMA (WA) issues guide after fun run deaths


Wednesday 20 November
Mentally unwell jam hospitals
Leavers urged to mark week with sensible fun


Sunday 17 November
Health groups in Statins plea


Thursday 14 November
Schoolies warning to parents
Cricket ‘censors’ alcohol warning
Doctors welcome tax break for self education (Page 9)


Tuesday 12 November
AMA (WA) warning on Bali (Video)


Monday 11 November
Specialist to help ease waiting time


Sunday 10 November
Hospitals tap into insured patients


Saturday 9 November
Methanol made us sick in Bali: couple


Friday 8 November
WA Pharmacists running low on hay fever medication


Monday 4 November
A lonely existence for many
Smoking ban a ‘bridge too far’
Barnett’s budget hospital puts kids at risk


Sunday 3 November
Poor immunisation rates a wake up call
AMA (WA) wants unvaccinated children banned from childcare centres
Children who are not fully vaccinated could be banned from daycare centres (video)


Saturday 2 November
Patients swamp GPs in heart pill confusion


Thursday 31 October
WA’s first local dengue  fever case in 70 years (Audio)
Guidelines to help keep the fun in fun runs


Tuesday 29 October
Hospital supply shortage angers doctors


Sunday 27 October

Crash and burn bikini warning


Saturday 26 October
Push for more heart beds


Friday 25 October
Get checked out before a fun run


Thursday 24 October
Opinion divided over laws in WA that will allow some children to consent to for electric shock treatment


Tuesday 22 October
WA mosquito warning over Ross River virus


Sunday 20 October
West Australians the most stressed in the country


Friday 18 October
‘Put new storey on children’s hospital now’


Thursday 17 October
Peel children’s ward needs ‘firm dollar commitment’ says top medical chief


Tuesday 15 October
Revived ecstasy floods WA
Cricket alcohol message ‘gagged’
Award for medical centre


Saturday 12 October
Nurse clinics win rebate fight


Friday 11 October
Clubs under pressure over sponsors
WA’s first cord blood bank has sat inoperative for two years (video)


Thursday 10 October
Lobby group renews push for kids’ beds


Wednesday 09 October
Coroner rules Northam Hospital death accidental


Tuesday 08 October
Doctors battle mental distress


Thursday 03 October
Peel campus on call for children’s hospital


Wednesday 02 October
Miracle baby Summer reaches milestone


Tuesday 01 October
AMA criticises decision not to add extra floor to new children’s hospital
Children’s hospital move a bandaid solution


Saturday 28 September
Health services failing children


Friday 27 September
Spike in alcohol and drug problems


Sunday 22 September
Obese mums rising


Saturday 21 September
Surge in drug, grog overdoses


Friday 20 September
Better business by association


Thursday 19 September
Perth hospitals fail UK test 


Wednesday 18 September
Teen sexting a growing trend, say UWA medical students


Sunday 15 September
New strain of super bugs plague Royal Perth Hospital


Wednesday 11 September
Psychiciatric Hospitals in high demand
Aussie cases of Lyme disease ‘inconclusive’


Tuesday 10 September
Medicos call for car crash cover switch


Tuesday 03 September
WACA dumps booze, fast food


Sunday 01 September

Sick WA public hospital staff forced to go to GP for treatment
Mentally sick guarded at WA public hospitals


Thursday 29 August

Fun run warning after second death
Fun run deaths trigger calls for more information about health risks (audio and text)


Tuesday 27 August
Family tribute to young dentist


Monday 26 August
Premier, doctors disagree on medical school


Friday 23 August 
‘Parent power’ gets $35m more for PMH


Thursday 22 August
$386,000 bill for WA to get medical staff


Wednesday 21 August
Retired GPs feel pushed out by rules


Tuesday 20 August
WA Government spending big on flying in surgeons, nurses and doctors to rural and remote areas


Monday 19 August
Criticism of Voluntary Euthanasia Party Continues (video)


Sunday 18 August
457 families could boycott WA


Wednesday 14 August
Battler suburbs hurt by health inequality


Wednesday 7 August
State has let kids down: Doctors


Tuesday 6 August
Parent doubts still cloud flu jab


Saturday 3 August
WA budget delay hits hospital spending, according to senior health bureaucrats
The art of dying well


Thursday 1 August
Experts assess hospital efficiency
New study airs health fears for Mandurah FIFO workers


Monday 29 July
Demise of the family doctor


Thursday 25 July
Staff petition over hospital fears
Peel’s population growth sparks GP crisis


Tuesday 23 July
WA tourism industry reeling at Hames resignation and says strong leader needed


Thursday 18 July
Graylands wards ‘unfit for patients’
Perth psychiatrist’s concerns about Graylands Hospital (includes audio)


Wednesday 17 July
Conjoined twin separation could be risky (video)


Sunday 14 July 2013
When homebirth becomes a crime (video)


Friday 12 July 2013
Ambulance ramping affecting St John’s service


Wednesday July 10 2013
Hidden issues for sex abuse victims


Monday 08 July 2013
Search for Health director general continues
WA Health paying for NHS visit (video)


Sunday 07 July 2013
Tired parents lead to rising number of children hospitalised for burns


Friday 05 July 2013
Doctors slam Federal cap on self-education


Thursday 04 July 2013
Growing criticism over practice of treating patients in corridors


Wednesday 03 July 2013
Concern over Perth hospital corridor use
Hundreds of doctors paid thousands to advise drug companies on their products


Tuesday 02 July 2013
Doctors call for abolition of new tax deduction cap on training costs


Saturday 29 June 2013
New hospital bed review ordered


Monday 17 June 2013
GP illnesses treated at emergency

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