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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12Dec

A rare occurrence with a quarterly hospital report not showing record ED attendance

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, says we are in the very unusual position of a quarterly record not being set for emergency department attendances. “Over the past several quarters, Bureau of Health Information reports have consistently shown an increase in both the numbers of patients presenting at NSW hospitals and the severity of their […]
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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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