22Jul

AMA (NSW): ‘No Mask – Stay Home’

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AMA (NSW) is encouraging people of Greater Sydney not to burden GPs by seeking mask exemption certificates, telling them to stay home instead.     “I recognise the frustration that prompted Minister Hazzard and the NSW Police to seek a formal mask exemption process. However, requiring people to seek medical certification for mask exemptions will significantly […]
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09Jul

AMA (NSW) and PHNs call on Sydneysiders to get this lockdown right

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AMA (NSW) and Primary Health Networks have joined together to call on Greater Sydney residents to trust the health advice and take the lockdown restrictions seriously. “We need to get the lockdown right and stop acting like it’s ‘lockdown-lite',” said AMA (NSW) President, Dr Danielle McMullen. “The Delta-variant is COVID on caffeine – it’s more […]
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22Jun

AMA (NSW) President: It is time to make healthcare improvements possible 

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AMA (NSW) welcomes the State Government’s health budget commitment but remains concerned that it will not be enough to stem the tide of a foreseeable disaster in health.     “The cracks are showing in our hospitals and frankly, we’re concerned this won’t be enough to fix a system that is already struggling with demand,” said AMA (NSW) President, […]
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20Jun

AMA (NSW) supports drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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AMA (NSW) welcomes the NSW Government's proposal of an electric vehicle strategy for NSW.     “Given the significant link between carbon emissions and adverse health impacts, we are supportive of strategies that seek to mitigate the effects of climate change,” said AMA (NSW) President, Dr Danielle McMullen.     “Emissions from motor vehicles are common sources […]
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16Jun

Hospital figures reveal system in decline: AMA (NSW) President

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The latest Bureau of Health Information results for January to March 2021 clearly reveal a system in decline, said AMA (NSW) President, Dr Danielle McMullen.     “It’s like watching a car crash in slow motion. Across the board, the five-year trends in activity and performance for emergency departments, ambulance services, admitted patients and elective surgical […]
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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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