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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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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