Mining industry misses opportunity to talk FIFO health

Mining industry misses opportunity to talk FIFO health


Wednesday 12 August 2015

The AMA (WA) has expressed disappointment that the annual Diggers and Dealers conference held in Kalgoorlie made no reference to the pressing issue of the health impacts of the FIFO lifestyle, especially mental health.   “The heads of our mining …


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State’s finest medicos recognised at AMA (WA) Gala Dinner


Monday 3 August 2015

Recently retired WA Health Department acting director general Professor Bryant Stokes along with two additional esteemed medical practitioners were recognised for their distinguished careers at a Gala Dinner held at the Crown Perth by the Australian Medical Association (WA).   Initially …


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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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