Announcement of new health minister welcomed

Announcement of new health minister welcomed


Tuesday 29 March 2016

The Australian Medical Association (WA) has welcomed the appointment of the Hon. John Day MP as Western Australia’s new Health Minister.   “Mr Day is an experienced hand and a good choice,” AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon said.   …


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Stay safe on the roads this long weekend: AMA (WA)


Thursday 24 March 2016

AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon has urged people to exercise caution and stay safe when travelling during the upcoming Easter long weekend.   “We’ve had a shocking start to the year in terms of road fatalities, particularly over the …


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Dr Michael Gannon announces decision to run for Federal AMA Presidency


Monday 14 March 2016

AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon today announced his decision to stand for election as Federal President of the Australian Medical Association.   Dr Gannon said that he felt very strongly that the AMA needed to refocus on the healthcare …


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International Women’s Day: An opportunity to reflect on expectant mothers


Tuesday 8 March 2016

Society is creating almost unbearable pressure on mothers to produce the “perfect” pregnancy which is having serious impacts on their health, compromising the enjoyment of a unique and special time in their life, Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Michael …


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Decision to keep Bentley Maternity Unit open a win for AMA (WA) advocacy


Tuesday 8 March 2016

The decision to keep the Bentley Hospital maternity unit open for at least another two years is a victory for common sense and followed months of advocacy by the Australian Medical Association (WA).   “This issue was raised continually with …


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Perkins researcher develops tool to target the right vein, the first time

Tuesday, 7th January 2020

A medical device start-up established at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, is aiming to help patients undergoing one of the most common medical procedures.   Along with Emergency Consultant Dr Katherine Arenson and Telethon Kids Researcher Nick Buckley, …