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26Mar

AMA (NSW) President: COVID-19 cancellation of non-urgent surgery necessary but not sole solution to poor stockpile management

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, says the cancellation of non-urgent elective surgery should be considered a short-term measure only as a COVID-19 control measure. “Cancelling non-elective surgery will free up hospital capacity at this time, ahead of the expected demand COVID-19 will place on the health system. “However, this kind of cancellation should not […]
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25Mar

AMA (NSW) President: it’s past time for a plan on personal protective equipment

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, is calling for state and federal authorities to get organised on the acquisition and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE). “Doctors, health workers, and the public at large are all anxious about the need for PPE, what type is necessary and what is available. “Politicians and health authorities are […]
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21Mar

AMA (NSW) President says: “Stay home means stay home.”

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, is asking people to stay at home, if they can, to prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus. “The novel coronavirus is something we need to take seriously but not panic or be complacent about. “That said, we are at a stage now where we need to be doing […]
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27Feb

Congratulations to Dr Kerryn Phelps on her Excellence in Women’s Leadership Award

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, is congratulating former AMA (NSW) and Federal AMA President, Dr Kerryn Phelps, for winning the NSW Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership. “You don’t need me to tell you that Dr Kerryn Phelps is an excellent leader, as that has already been repeatedly demonstrated. “Nonetheless, I would still like […]
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24Feb

iCare seeking to undermine workers compensation

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iCare is trying to undermine the idea that injured workers should receive quality medical care AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, said. “Suggestions that people with workers compensation claims should pay a gap fee or ‘do the research’ on doctors’ recommendations for surgery to find cheaper options are solely about cutting costs. “iCare’s suggestions fly […]
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