Media and Policy

June 1, 2016

AMA (NSW) President: latest report shows another backward step in hospital performance as emergency presentations break records

AMA (NSW) President, Prof Brad Frankum, says the State’s hospitals are beginning to slide on performance measures, despite the best efforts of staff. “This is the second quarter in a […]
May 19, 2016

AMA (NSW) President: NSW a leader in health efficiency but has significant barriers to access

AMA (NSW) President, Prof Brad Frankum, says federal cuts to health will make it harder and more expensive for people to access care. “The latest information from the Bureau of […]
May 18, 2016

New AMA (NSW) leadership team to focus on key health issues affecting the state

New AMA (NSW) President, Prof Brad Frankum, has been elected unopposed, following the end of the two-year term of his predecessor, A/Prof Saxon Smith. Dr Kean-Seng Lim, who is the […]
April 1, 2016

AMA (NSW) President: COAG offers little comfort to NSW Patients

AMA (NSW) President, Clin A/Prof Saxon Smith, says the failure of the COAG meeting to solve the deadlock on long-term health funding pushes hospitals further into crisis. “The Federal Government’s […]
March 16, 2016

Record emergency demand and nothing left to cut in state’s hospitals

For the second year in a row, NSW hospitals have seen a record number of emergency patients in the fourth quarter, new Bureau of Health Information figures show. AMA (NSW) […]
March 11, 2016

AMA (NSW) President welcomes safer backyard pool laws

AMA (NSW) President, Dr Saxon Smith, is welcoming the NSW Government’s moves to increase the safety of backyard pools. “The NSW Government is doing a lot of good work to […]
February 21, 2016

AMA (NSW) President: why are people arguing to make Sydney less safe?

AMA (NSW) President, Dr Saxon Smith, says alcohol lockout laws in Sydney are saving lives and preventing injuries. “At the end of the day, the question is: should people’s safety […]
January 22, 2016

AMA (NSW) President welcomes hospital security audit

AMA (NSW) President, Clinical Associate Professor Saxon Smith, has welcomed the Government’s response to the issue of violence in the state’s hospitals. “As recent incidents have shown, a review of […]
January 18, 2016

AMA (NSW) / ASMOF (NSW) Alliance welcomes new doctors to state’s hospitals

The AMA (NSW) / ASMOF (NSW) Alliance is today welcoming nearly 1,000 new doctors to the State’s health system. Dr Danielle McMullen, the Chair of the Doctors-in-Training Committee, says this […]
January 13, 2016

AMA (NSW) President: Hospital shooting demonstrates dangers faced by health workers

AMA (NSW) President, Clinical Associate Professor Saxon Smith, says the shooting at Nepean Hospital is a high profile demonstration of the dangers faced by health workers. “Doctors, nurses, paramedics, and […]