State Govt must act urgently on mental health recommendations: AMA (WA)

State Govt must act urgently on mental health recommendations: AMA (WA)


Monday 1 September 2014

The State Government must act urgently on the recommendations made to WA’s public mental health services, the AMA (WA) said today.   “West Australians are taking their own lives while a report on our failing mental health system gathers dust …


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Fund-raising campaign to fight Ebola


Wednesday 27 August 2014

A fundraising event this weekend will boost funding to fight the current Ebola crisis in West Africa, the Australian Medical Association (WA) said today.   “This crisis has claimed the lives of over a 1,000 people, and continues to spiral …


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Tougher measures vital in vaccination fight: AMA (WA)


Thursday 21 August 2014

Governments at all levels need to look for newer and tougher ways to ensure that people vaccinate their children to protect them and the rest of the community from disease, the AMA (WA) said today.   “Neglecting to vaccinate your …


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Time to put solariums to bed: AMA (WA)


Monday 4 August 2014

The West Australian Government is putting lives at risk by not moving faster on the ban of commercial tanning beds, the AMA (WA) said today.   “Every other state in the country has recognised the danger solariums pose, and have …


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Suspension of Philip Nitschke welcomed: AMA (WA)


Thursday 24 July 2014

The Medical Board of Australia has made the right decision by suspending the registration of Philip Nitschke as a doctor, the AMA (WA) said today.   “The medical profession is relieved to be rid of Dr Nitschke and wish to assure …


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