Media and Policy – Australian Medical Association (NSW)
21Nov

There is a way forward for Northern Beaches Hospital

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AMA (NSW) has been working closely with the doctors at Northern Beaches Hospital to resolve the crisis that has enveloped the facility. “Senior AMA (NSW) staff have been meeting with doctors and management to ensure sufficient standards are maintained for both the people who work there and the patients they treat. “Doctors need to have […]
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15Nov

Abortion law reform and Zoe’s Law-like bill need to be considered together

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, says that any bill affording personhood to a foetus must be reviewed in conjunction with abortion laws. “This is particularly relevant in NSW as it is the only state in Australia where abortion is still a crime. “The NSW Premier is backing a law giving legal recognition to unborn […]
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26Oct

AMA (NSW) President: Quality care is more than just access to a vaccination

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim says the expansion of NSW pharmacist vaccination program will result in lost opportunities to deliver quality health care. “It’s disappointing that the NSW Government has expanded the pharmacist vaccination program, as this will further fragment care. “We’re relieved the Government has recognised that it’s not appropriate for pharmacists to […]
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18Aug

AMA (NSW) President: asylum seekers deserve appropriate medical care

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, says he is appalled at reports from Nauru that children in immigration detention are at imminent risk of dying. “Reports from Nauru about the extremely poor health of refugee children there are horrifying,” Dr Lim said. “The conditions The Guardian reports they are suffering from are not something that […]
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17Aug

AMA (NSW) welcomes efforts to raise awareness about diabetes prevalence

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, is welcoming NSW Health’s efforts to continue to raise awareness of the risks posed by undiagnosed type two diabetes. “The research released by the Western Sydney Local Health District is the biggest study of its kind about the prevalence of type two diabetes in Australia. “The fact that it […]
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19Jun

AMA (NSW) President: State Budget solid with investments in areas of need

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, is welcoming the State Budget, particularly the increases to frontline medical staff, investment in mental health, and Western Sydney. “It’s excellent to see the Government spending money in real areas of need including mental health, palliative care, oncology, pain management, and geriatrics. “It will be key to make sure […]
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11Jun

AMA (NSW) congratulates doctors on the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, is congratulating the doctors named on the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. “Every year, a large number of doctors are recognised on the Queen’s Birthday for their service to the medical profession and the patients we treat. “It is always especially good to see familiar names on that list. […]
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