23Jun

Commonwealth cuts will see NSW lose five-and-a-half Westmead Hospitals

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Saxon Smith is welcoming the record health spend in the State Budget. “The State Government is keeping pace with its previous commitments to health. “There are two parts to health funding: infrastructure and the recurrent spending you need to keep hospitals operating. “The recurrent investment is not quite at the level […]
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12Jun

Make sure you’re vaccinated against measles and whooping cough

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Unvaccinated travellers are continuing to bring cases of measles back to Australia and infection rates of whooping cough are spiking once again. “Many places in the rest of the world popular with Australian travellers are experiencing measles outbreaks,” AMA (NSW) President, Dr Saxon Smith, said. “Unfortunately, what we’re seeing is a number of unvaccinated Australians […]
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19May

UV rays don’t take holidays – stay sun safe in winter

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Saxon Smith, says that even though winter is around the corner, UV rays don’t take holidays and skin cancer prevention is still a priority. “As we head into winter in NSW, it’s still important to protect yourself from the sun. “UV rays don’t take holidays and just because it’s getting cooler […]
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07May

AMA (NSW) President welcomes legislation to ban e-cigarette sales to children

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Saxon Smith, says he is glad the State Government has moved so soon after Parliament resumed to ban e-cigarettes from being sold to children. “I’m very happy to belong to an organisation that has been part of the campaign to ban e-cigarette sales to children. “I’m also very happy that the […]
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07May

AMA (NSW) President: Travellers get your vaccinations

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Saxon Smith, is encouraging people to heed NSW Health’s advice and get vaccinated before they travel. “NSW Health rightly points out that a good number of cruise ship passengers and crew have been experiencing flu-like symptoms when arriving in Sydney this year. “People heading out on a cruise should make getting […]
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28Apr

Half of Australians are still getting sunburnt despite cancer risk

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Half of Australians surveyed are still getting sunburnt at least once a year and nearly nine in 10 don’t wear enough sunscreen, AMA (NSW) President, Dr Saxon Smith, said. “Australians well know the cancer risks of exposure to the sun and how they need to protect themselves from it but my research has found some […]
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23Apr

NSW hospitals provide high quality, efficient care

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Saxon Smith, says the NSW Auditor-General’s report on hospital stays shows good examples of the hard work of doctors and hospital staff. “There is a lot of talk in political circles at the moment about the need for more efficient healthcare. “Today’s Auditor-General’s report shows doctors, nurses, and allied health staff […]
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16Apr

Alcohol-fuelled violence drops in Kings Cross and isn’t spreading elsewhere

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Saxon Smith, says he’s very happy with today’s report showing alcohol-fuelled violence is down in Kings Cross and hasn’t been spilling into neighbouring areas. “The Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research figures are undeniable proof that the last drinks and lock-out laws AMA (NSW) has advocated for have worked. “They have […]
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05Apr

Seeing your GP for the flu vaccine is best for your health

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Saxon Smith, is encouraging people to get this year’s flu vaccine from their family doctor. “Getting a flu shot is more than just having someone jab a needle in your arm and deliver an immunisation. “It is part of your ongoing healthcare and that is something that you’re ideally seeing your […]
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