Delay in Children’s Hospital goes from bad to worse

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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Move to return aged care to health portfolio welcomed


Thursday 1 October 2015

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to return the responsibility for aged care to the Health portfolio.   However it would be appropriate to change the name “aged care” to “ageing” and widen the role …


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ED mental health crisis needs urgent action: AMA (WA)


Friday 25 September 2015

The State Government must immediately act to solve the mental health crisis affecting the Emergency Department at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.   “There is no concrete plan to deal with this ongoing problem at SCGH,” Australian Medical Association (WA) President …


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Sexual harassment unacceptable and inexcusable: AMA (WA)


Tuesday 15 September 2015

Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon has said that any culture of sexual harassment in our health system needs urgent attention.   His comment follows a recent sexual harassment survey conducted by the AMA (WA), which saw almost …


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Tackling Testicular Cancer


Friday 4 September 2015

Young men should regularly “check their tackle” Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon told students at Trinity College this week.   Speaking to a group of more than 300 Year 11 and Year 12 students, Dr Gannon said …


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