Move to return aged care to health portfolio welcomed

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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No apology – AMA (WA) fully supports evidence given to Parliamentary Inquiry


Friday 21 August 2015

The AMA (WA) fully supports the comments made by Dr Ian Jenkins at yesterday’s Parliamentary Inquiry into Fiona Stanley Hospital.   AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon said today that he stood by the evidence Dr Jenkins gave to the …


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"It is my hope that we can tackle the challenges our profession faces, united as one. If we dislike our working hours, our pay, gender inequality or low training opportunities, we can change these together. As a nurse in my previous life, I know that when a profession stands as one, people listen."
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WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program update

Thursday, 7th February 2019

The self-collection component of the National Cervical Screening Program aims to improve participation in cervical screening by providing an alternative collection process for asymptomatic women who are under-screened or never screened. Currently, self-collection (i.e. collection of a vaginal swab for …