State’s finest medicos recognised at AMA (WA) Gala Dinner

State’s finest medicos recognised at AMA (WA) Gala Dinner


Monday 3 August 2015

Recently retired WA Health Department acting director general Professor Bryant Stokes along with two additional esteemed medical practitioners were recognised for their distinguished careers at a Gala Dinner held at the Crown Perth by the Australian Medical Association (WA).   Initially …


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Fiona Stanley Hospital survey shows serious concern


Friday 3 July 2015

A survey conducted by the AMA (WA) on Fiona Stanley Hospital has been very well recieved, with over 660 doctors responding.   A significant amount of responses expressed wide-ranging concern over the commissioning of the new hospital, and also raise …


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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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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, …