20Jan

AMA (NSW) President welcomes the interns of 2020

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, is welcoming the interns of 2020 as they start work during hospital O-Week throughout NSW. “From myself and everyone at AMA (NSW), I want to welcome the interns of 2020 to the medical profession and congratulate them all on having attained this achievement. “As has often been the case […]
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01Jan

Use the break to plan ahead for your health

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, says at quieter times of year like this, it’s a good opportunity to think about preventative health. “For many, this time of year is a bit less hectic and that makes it the perfect time to be thinking about preventative health. “If you’re one of the people who gets […]
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24Dec

Be careful around pools – especially portable ones – this summer

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, is encouraging parents to make sure their kids are safe around pools this summer. “People with in-ground or above-ground pools in their backyards are generally pretty good about having them fenced off and ensuring they know CPR. “But a lot of people don’t know that you also need to […]
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23Dec

Wear sunscreen that’s in date and hasn’t been cooked

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, says now we’re at the peak of summer, people should definitely be wearing sunscreen whenever they’re outside. “People should wear sunscreen and take protective measures against the sun whenever they’re out and about but it’s particularly important at peak UV times of year. “It’s important to be wearing sunscreen […]
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11Dec

AMA (NSW) President: report shows a health system in a critical condition

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, says the latest Hospital Quarterly report from the Bureau of Health Information shows a health system in a critical condition. “This is the second time this year we’ve set an all-time record for the number of emergency department presentations in NSW. “It’s the third time this year we’ve seen […]
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04Dec

Vote by Government and Senator Lambie on Medevac is a betrayal of people in need

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, says the Federal Government’s vote to repeal the medevac laws and Senator Jacqui Lambie’s support are deeply unfair to people in need. “The medevac laws were there to ensure that very sick asylum seekers, who could not get the care they needed in offshore detention, were able to access […]
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28Nov

Decision to scrap lock out laws sends the wrong signal

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim says the NSW Government’s decision to lift lock out laws in Sydney’s CBD and Oxford Street is deeply disappointing. “These measures have been extremely effective in reducing alcohol-related violence,” he says. “The decision to scrap them sends a signal to the community that having a so-called vibrant nightlife means […]
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26Nov

AMA (NSW) President: doctors not to blame for private health insurance woes

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, says Dr Stephen Duckett’s criticism of medical doctors as contributing to the problem of high private health insurance premiums is flawed. “The amounts of money paid to doctors by private health insurers are not related to how much doctors charge. “If a doctor charges a larger or smaller amount, […]
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23Oct

Treasury cap on health spending defiant of reality and short-sighted

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, says a demand from Treasury that $252 million be saved on health spending is at odds with the massive growth in demand hospitals are seeing. “We know from the Government’s own record-keeping in the Bureau of Health Information, that demand for hospital services is rapidly increasing. “We also know […]
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03Oct

Skin cancer apps and gizmos are no substitute for seeing a doctor

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, says people should be seeing their doctor if they’re worried about skin lesions, not using a costly app. “People living in Australia are at an elevated risk of developing skin cancer and we all should be vigilant about looking for changes in our skin. “However, if you are concerned […]
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