28May

AMA (NSW) President: State Government shows ingratitude to lowest paid doctors-in-training in the country with a wage freeze

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Danielle McMullen, says the Berejiklian Government’s freeze on public sector wages is inappropriate in the face of the incredible work of health and medical staff in containing COVID-19. “NSW doctors-in-training, in particular, have been bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. “While they have not been laid off, they can’t work […]
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15May

AMA (NSW) President: patients not seeing their doctors during the pandemic

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A survey of 815 doctors shows that many patients have been avoiding their doctors during the pandemic and this isn’t good for anyone says AMA (NSW) President, Dr Danielle McMullen. “85 per cent of the doctors surveyed said they are seeing fewer patients than normal. “This strong majority was across nearly all specialty groups who […]
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13May
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AMA (NSW) has a new President – Dr Danielle McMullen

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AMA (NSW) has elected, uncontested, its third female President – Newtown GP, Dr Danielle McMullen, after she has served as Vice President for the last two years. “These are challenging times and certainly not the conditions I thought they would be when I first decided to run for President of AMA (NSW). “I would like […]
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01May

The lockdown has only been slightly wound back

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, says residents of NSW should be proud of how well the coronavirus curve has been flattened but at the same time be mindful it’s not over yet. “NSW and Australia more broadly have done really well to contain coronavirus infections as much we have. “It’s a credit to our […]
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17Apr

AMA (NSW) President: Don’t let COVID-19 stop you from seeing your doctor

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, is reminding people that they can and should still see their doctor during the pandemic lockdown if they have concerns for their health. “It’s important to observe the physical distancing measures that are currently in force but it’s also important to note that seeing your doctor is still very […]
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09Apr

AMA (NSW) President: stay home, save lives this Easter

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, is asking people not go away on holiday over the Easter break this year. “The Government has already made the appeal for people to stay at home this Easter and the authorities will try to stop you from holidaying. “I’m asking you not to travel because it’s the right […]
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30Mar

AMA (NSW) launches #stayhomesavelives campaign to protect frontline health workers

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To celebrate National Doctor Day on 30 March, AMA (NSW) is encouraging Australians to protect frontline health care workers, so they can keep focused on the task at hand: saving lives. “Australians have a very important part to play in the fight against COVID-19. By staying home, they can reduce the transmission of coronavirus,” says […]
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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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