Media Releases & News

November 17, 2021

NSW doctors-in-training faced grinding workload in 2021: AMA (NSW)

AMA (NSW)’s 2021 Hospital Health Check survey reveals a tired workforce that is burnt out from the COVID surge in workload. “The pandemic has created a unique set of circumstances […]
November 5, 2021

NSW healthcare workers deserve full marks for performance under pressure: AMA (NSW)

Amidst bushfires, floods, and a global pandemic, NSW healthcare workers have proved they excel at delivering top quality care in a health system that is struggling, said AMA (NSW) President, […]
November 2, 2021

AMA (NSW) welcomes push to boost vaccination numbers

A short pause on the loosening of restrictions for unvaccinated residents is the right move, said AMA (NSW) President, Dr Danielle McMullen. “Delaying freedoms for unvaccinated residents may be the […]
October 28, 2021

AMA (NSW) welcomes vaccine boosters as State continues to open up

AMA (NSW) has welcomed both the TGA and ATAGI decision to recommend Pfizer as a booster for Australians aged 18 and over and says it’s important we continue to protect […]
October 11, 2021

It’s too early to remove NSW communities from hotspot list: AMA (NSW) 

AMA (NSW) is urging the Commonwealth to reconsider its expiration date on hotspot status for communities in NSW.  “The hotspot status gives medical professionals a few more tools in the […]
October 7, 2021

AMA (NSW) concerned State is moving ‘too fast too soon’

AMA (NSW) is urging Premier Dominic Perrottet to pump the brakes on lifting restrictions in NSW. “We’ve got a new Premier in the driver’s seat, but that’s not a good […]
October 7, 2021

NSW Government delay on Ice Inquiry recommendations is costing lives: COVID-19 makes comprehensive strategy to tackle addiction issues more urgent

An alliance of peak health bodies including the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and its Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), the […]
October 1, 2021

AMA (NSW) recognises Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s contribution to health

AMA (NSW) acknowledges the services of Premier Gladys Berejiklian. “While the AMA did not always agree with all decisions of the Berejiklian Government, the medical profession respected the Premier for […]
September 30, 2021

AMA (NSW) welcomes decision to restart day procedures in private hospitals

AMA (NSW) is pleased the NSW Government has announced day procedures will resume in private facilities from Tuesday 5 October. “This is a win for patients who have been anxiously […]
September 22, 2021

AMA (NSW) calls on the NSW Government to make elective surgery a priority

The NSW Government is backing the wrong horse, says AMA (NSW) President, Dr Danielle McMullen, who says planning for outdoor sporting events should not take precedence over the reopening of […]
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