Culture change needed for new Children’s Hospital to succeed

Culture change needed for new Children’s Hospital to succeed


Wednesday 8 June 2016

Today’s announcement that the new Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) will open this year should be great news for all West Australians, but instead raises more concerns regarding staffing cuts and falling morale at the hospitals, Australian Medical Association (WA) Vice …


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Dr Michael Gannon elected as new Federal AMA President


Monday 30 May 2016

Dr Michael Gannon was elected new President of the Federal AMA yesterday, replacing Professor Brian Owler whose two-year term has come to an end.   Dr Gannon, the current AMA (WA) President and former AMA (WA) Vice President, is the …


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Dr Michael Gannon inducted into AMA Roll of Fellows


Friday 27 May 2016

Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon was today inducted into the prestigious Roll of Fellows at the AMA National Conference in Canberra.   Dr Gannon was recognised for his years of service to the AMA, in particular his …


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Improved Budget but concerns for the future


Friday 13 May 2016

While improved from last year, the WA 2016-17 State Budget provides little confidence for the medium to long term future of the health sector, the AMA (WA) said today.   “The State Budget boosts health funding by 4.8 per cent …


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Senate Inquiry into Lyme disease a waste of time and resources: AMA (WA)


Friday 6 May 2016

The Senate inquiry into Lyme disease has unearthed nothing new and has only resulted in a waste of time and resources, AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon said today.   The Committee’s Interim Report, tabled in the Senate yesterday, recommends …


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The past year has seen numerous blows to the case for e-cigarettes, despite mounting pressure from vaping advocates to relax Australian legislation around the products.   The debate is surprisingly polarising, with mudslinging and personal attacks commonplace in forums such …