06Mar

AMA (NSW) President: lack of government action on health is unsustainable

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, says current government policy is not addressing the strains the health system is under. “The latest figures from the Bureau of Health Information show nearly three quarters of a million people attended NSW emergency departments in the last three months of 2018. “This is an all-time record for ED […]
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01Mar

AMA (NSW) President: Federal Government should listen to the experts on healthcare

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, rejects Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton’s assertion that Australians would be kicked off waiting lists for treatment as a result of the medevac law. “The idea that Australians would be kicked off waiting lists because a few dozen extra people require urgent treatment is an incredible leap and just […]
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28Feb

AMA (NSW) / ASMOF (NSW) Alliance: the state’s doctors-in-training need better support

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AMA (NSW) / ASMOF (NSW) Alliance Doctors-in-Training Committee Co-Chairs, Drs James Lawler and Sanjay Hettige, say the state’s doctors-in-training need a system that better supports them. “AMA (NSW) is today launching its election priorities for the 2019 State and Federal Elections, our Vision for a Healthier NSW, and improving things for doctors-in-training is an important […]
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28Feb
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Election Priorities 2019: Vision for a Healthier NSW

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, is today releasing the organisation's election priorities document for both the State and Federal elections. “Our Vision for a Healthier NSW is applicable to both upcoming elections and calls on all parties to work for what is best for the health system in this state.  “Candidates of all stripes […]
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21Feb

Independent review into paediatric services across the state is needed

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, is calling for an independent review into where and how paediatric services are provided in NSW. “It has been ten years since the last major review of paediatric services in NSW. “In the past decade, we have seen a continuation of high-levelcare provided by both of our Children’s Hospitals […]
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18Feb

More doctors and health workers for elective procedures welcomed

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AMA (NSW) welcomes the Government’s election promise to fund additional elective surgeries for children and the elderly.  “The important part about this announcement is that extra clinical staff will be employed to carry out the additional procedures.  “NSW hospitals are extraordinarily busy and the recognition that more doctors and health workers are needed to carry […]
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21Jan

AMA (NSW) President and ASMOF (NSW) President: welcome to 2019’s interns

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AMA (NSW) and ASMOF (NSW) are welcoming the interns of 2019 to the fold as they start their careers in the state’s hospitals. “We would like to be among the first to welcome the interns of 2019 to the beginning of their medical careers,” AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, and ASMOF (NSW) President, Dr […]
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18Jan

Hottest day of the heatwave brings elevated risks

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, is reminding people to take care during these heatwave conditions. “Today is expected to be the hottest day of the current heatwave and, after a week of the weather we’ve had, that’s not ideal. “We know that death rates and emergency presentations at hospitals increase during this kind of […]
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30Dec

Go easy on the alcohol at New Year’s

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Celebrations are no reason to get sloshed or blackout drunk, so please moderate your alcohol intake, AMA (NSW) Vice President, Dr Danielle McMullen, said. “The effects of alcohol on the human body – both long and short-term – are well known. “In the immediate sense, getting drunk exposes you to risks of injury, embarrassment, alcohol […]
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