Don’t use water at Perth Children’s Hospital until all clear: AMA (WA)

Don’t use water at Perth Children’s Hospital until all clear: AMA (WA)


Tuesday 10 January 2017

Anyone visiting or working at the new Perth Children’s Hospital should avoid contact with the water unless independent testing has given the all clear, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   AMA (WA) President Dr Andrew Miller was reacting …


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Premier’s bullying tactics won’t deliver world-class hospital: AMA (WA)


Thursday 5 January 2017

Bullying tactics by the Premier will not deliver the world-class children’s hospital that everyone wants and expects to be delivered, the Australian Medical Association (WA) has said.   AMA (WA) President Andrew Miller has expressed dismay in response to misleading …


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RPH helipad cash splash a “drop in the ocean”


Tuesday 20 December 2016

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today said the State Government is failing to keep its promises on Royal Perth Hospital, calling the latest announcement on a replacement helipad a drop in the ocean of what is needed.   “While the …


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New Industrial Agreement for doctors


Tuesday 20 December 2016

The AMA (WA) has signed a new Industrial Agreement for salaried doctors with WA Health.   The new Agreement will apply to all doctors in training (DiTs) and Senior Consultants employed by WA Health and the Drug and Alcohol Office. …


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Health Research must be key issue in 2017 State Election: AMA (WA)


Monday 19 December 2016

Additional cash for medical research must be an election promise for every political party at the coming state election, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   “A substantial cash injection into research funding – and an indication that research …


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