New Mental Health Act should be delayed: AMA (WA)

New Mental Health Act should be delayed: AMA (WA)


Thursday 26 November 2015

A survey of medical professionals conducted by the Australian Medical Association (WA) has found that more than half are unaware of the changes to WA’s mental health laws that come into effect next week.   The survey received a strong …


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AMA (WA) calls on doctors to expose the extent of staffing cuts


Monday 23 November 2015

In an effort to break the climate of secrecy being fostered by Health Minister Dr Kim Hames and the Health Department, the Australian Medical Association (WA) is calling on all Doctors to let it know the extent of cuts in …


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Mumps outbreak highlights importance of vaccination


Friday 20 November 2015

An outbreak of mumps at one of Perth’s most prestigious private schools highlights the importance of parents protecting their children through vaccination, Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Michael Gannon said today.   “Any outbreak of mumps is worrying. In …


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Initiative to improve vaccination rates welcomed


Thursday 19 November 2015

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today congratulated the State Government for its latest initiative to improve vaccination rates in WA.   “I welcome the moves announced by Health Minister Dr Kim Hames to allow midwives to administer pertussis and influenza …


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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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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, …