AMA (WA) calls for complete Health Department contract inquiry

AMA (WA) calls for complete Health Department contract inquiry


Wednesday 29 August 2018

Premier Mark McGowan’s move to call on the Public Sector Commissioner to review why the Director General of the Health Department was not made aware of serious allegations surrounding senior public servants is welcomed, but does not go far enough …


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Report highlights importance of palliative care: AMA (WA)


Friday 24 August 2018

The Australian Medical Association (WA) today said it was pleased that the report by the Joint Select Committee on End of Life Choices points very clearly to the deficiencies in palliative care in WA.   “It is very clear now …


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Statement on End-of-Life Choices and Palliative Care


Thursday 9 August 2018

It is evident that end-of-life care in Western Australia cannot continue with the status quo. It is also clear that improving the care and experiences of patients at the end of life extends far beyond the narrow scope of a …


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Dr Khorshid re-elected as AMA (WA) President


Thursday 5 July 2018

Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Omar Khorshid was last night re-elected for a second one-year term.   Dr Khorshid, an Orthopaedic surgeon first elected as State President in June last year, was re-elected to the top position unopposed.   …


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Excellence in medicine honoured at AMA (WA) Gala Dinner


Wednesday 4 July 2018

A pioneer in palliative care has been recognised by the Australian Medical Association (WA), receiving the Associations’ top medical award at the weekend.   Dr Doug Bridge, former head of palliative care at Royal Perth Hospital and medical director of …


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