Operating theatre inefficiencies must be immediately addressed: AMA (WA)

Operating theatre inefficiencies must be immediately addressed: AMA (WA)


Thursday 19 November 2015

Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon has said the Auditor General’s report on Operating Theatre Efficiency highlights a worrying misuse of funds in our public health sector.   According to the report tabled in State Parliament yesterday, thousands …


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West Australians urged to think hard about their health insurance


Wednesday 4 November 2015

Have you been sitting at home late at night and the phone rings, only to discover that the caller wants to talk about your private health insurance, conveniently offering you a substantially reduced premium for health cover? West Australians are …


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Tougher laws on psychoactive substances welcomed: AMA (WA)


Friday 16 October 2015

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today welcomed the State Government’s announcement of tougher laws on the sale, manufacturing and supply of psychoactive substances.   “The State Government, and the Mental Health Minister the Hon. Helen Morton, should be congratulated for …


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AMA (WA) congratulates winners at 2015 WA Media Awards


Monday 12 October 2015

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today congratulated The West Australian journalist Cathy O’Leary for being recognised at the WA Media Awards at the weekend for excellence in health reporting.   Cathy received the prize for Best Health/Medical Report at the …


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Delay in Children’s Hospital goes from bad to worse


Tuesday 6 October 2015

It is completely unacceptable that patients will have to wait at least a year to be admitted to the new Perth Children’s Hospital, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   “The AMA (WA) was extremely disappointed to hear Health …


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