Ramping ban needs to be delayed or patients will suffer

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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Recommendations on FIFO mental health must be implemented immediately


Friday 19 June 2015

Recommendations made by the Parliamentary Inquiry into the impact of FIFO work practices on mental health should be implemented as soon as possible, AMA (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon said today.   “The AMA (WA) is aware of the correlation …


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Recommendations to Patient Assisted Travel Scheme welcomed: AMA (WA)


Wednesday 17 June 2015

The AMA (WA) has welcomed the Standing Committee on Public Administration’s report on the Inquiry into WA’s Patient Assisted Travel Scheme, but expressed concern as to how the State Government will fund the recommendations made.   “The Standing Committee and …


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Dr Michael Gannon re-elected as AMA (WA) President


Thursday 11 June 2015

Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon was last night re-elected for a second one-year term.   Dr Gannon, an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, and who was first elected as State President in June last year, was re-elected to the …


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