19Mar

Opening statement: NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into health outcomes and access to the health and hospital services in Regional, Remote and Rural New South Wales

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The AMA (NSW) thanks you all for the opportunity to provide a submission and appear at this Parliamentary Inquiry into health outcomes and access to health and hospital services in rural, regional and remote NSW. The AMA (NSW) supports the aims of this inquiry, to examine health outcomes, patient experiences, wait-times and quality of care […]
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12Feb

AMA (NSW) President: Changes to workers compensation fees will hurt patients

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Yet another bungling in the workers compensation scheme will result in poorer health outcomes for injured workers, said AMA (NSW) President, Dr Danielle McMullen. “Changes to the workers compensation fee structure will further delay treatment to injured workers and add additional complexity to a system that is clearly struggling,” Dr McMullen said. An investigation into […]
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11Feb

AMA (NSW) opposes Mandatory Disease Testing Bill

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Mandatory disease testing doesn’t make sense clinically or ethically, said AMA (NSW) President, Dr Danielle McMullen, who is scheduled to appear at the Law and Justice Committee hearing on Mandatory Disease Testing today.  The hearing is being held as part of the Law and Justice Committee’s Inquiry into the Mandatory Disease Testing Bill, which would […]
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09Feb

AMA (NSW) President: Reversal of lock out laws “disappointing”

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The NSW Government’s decision to remove lock out laws in Greater Sydney is disappointing, said AMA (NSW) President, Dr Danielle McMullen. “The measures definitively reduced alcohol-related harms in the Kings Cross area and decreased hospital admissions to nearby facilities. They have possibly also saved lives. Removing them altogether seems counter-intuitive.” The 2019 Parliamentary inquiry into […]
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02Jan

AMA (NSW) welcomes the NSW Government’s decision to make masks mandatory

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We are pleased the NSW Government has made masks mandatory in response to concerns about increased community transmission, said AMA (NSW) President, Dr Danielle McMullen.   “Making masks compulsory in indoor settings is a simple, yet effective means of reducing that risk,” she said.   “This is a crucial decision – particularly as more people […]
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31Dec

AMA (NSW) President: Time to make masks mandatory

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Making masks mandatory is a simple measure that the NSW Government can take to reduce the risk of community transmission, said AMA (NSW) President, Dr Danielle McMullen.   “It’s encouraging to see so many NSW residents already wearing masks when they are shopping or at indoor venues. However, the best way to encourage compliance is […]
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23Dec

AMA (NSW) President: Restrict activities over the holidays

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Danielle McMullen is urging all NSW residents to limit their activities over the holidays. “NSW Health’s contact tracing team is doing a phenomenal job, but we shouldn’t be relying on them to contain this crisis,” Dr McMullen said. “They are working around the clock, missing time with their family and loved […]
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21Dec

AMA (NSW) President: Work for home, if possible

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Danielle McMullen is urging employers to allow employees to work from home wherever possible. “Please encourage your employees to work from home if possible. Don’t put them at risk unnecessarily,” Dr McMullen said. “We need to be extremely vigilant right now to reduce the spread of COVID-19, which means staying home. […]
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