21Aug

The best vaccine is the one you can get today: AMA (NSW) 

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AMA (NSW) is calling on the Commonwealth Government to urgently improve their vaccination communication campaign and provide clear advice to Australians about vaccination.     Every time there is a new vaccination announcement from the Commonwealth, GPs see appointments cancelled. GPs, including those in areas hardest hit with COVID, are concerned by declining numbers and increased hesitancy.     The AMA is urging NSW residents not to […]
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12Aug

AMA (NSW) calls on the NSW Government to mandate COVID vaccinations for healthcare workers in hospitals

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AMA (NSW) is urging the NSW Government to make vaccinations mandatory for healthcare workers in hospitals to boost vaccination rates and help slow transmission of COVID-19 in healthcare facilities.     “Healthcare workers are already largely vaccine compliant but making vaccination a requirement will help push the minority over the line,” said AMA (NSW) President, Dr […]
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22Jul

AMA (NSW): ‘No Mask – Stay Home’

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AMA (NSW) is encouraging people of Greater Sydney not to burden GPs by seeking mask exemption certificates, telling them to stay home instead.     “I recognise the frustration that prompted Minister Hazzard and the NSW Police to seek a formal mask exemption process. However, requiring people to seek medical certification for mask exemptions will significantly […]
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09Jul

AMA (NSW) and PHNs call on Sydneysiders to get this lockdown right

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AMA (NSW) and Primary Health Networks have joined together to call on Greater Sydney residents to trust the health advice and take the lockdown restrictions seriously. “We need to get the lockdown right and stop acting like it’s ‘lockdown-lite',” said AMA (NSW) President, Dr Danielle McMullen. “The Delta-variant is COVID on caffeine – it’s more […]
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22Jun

AMA (NSW) President: It is time to make healthcare improvements possible 

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AMA (NSW) welcomes the State Government’s health budget commitment but remains concerned that it will not be enough to stem the tide of a foreseeable disaster in health.     “The cracks are showing in our hospitals and frankly, we’re concerned this won’t be enough to fix a system that is already struggling with demand,” said AMA (NSW) President, […]
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20Jun

AMA (NSW) supports drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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AMA (NSW) welcomes the NSW Government's proposal of an electric vehicle strategy for NSW.     “Given the significant link between carbon emissions and adverse health impacts, we are supportive of strategies that seek to mitigate the effects of climate change,” said AMA (NSW) President, Dr Danielle McMullen.     “Emissions from motor vehicles are common sources […]
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16Jun

Hospital figures reveal system in decline: AMA (NSW) President

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The latest Bureau of Health Information results for January to March 2021 clearly reveal a system in decline, said AMA (NSW) President, Dr Danielle McMullen.     “It’s like watching a car crash in slow motion. Across the board, the five-year trends in activity and performance for emergency departments, ambulance services, admitted patients and elective surgical […]
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