AMA Tasmania offers support to Launceston General Hospital staff amid workload concerns
Addressing bed block and under-staffing at Launceston General Hospital must be treated with the highest priority, if an exodus of senior doctors is to be avoided, a peak medical body has warned.
29 SEP 2020
Tassie GP talks elective surgery waits
Are you on a waitlist for surgery in Tasmania? How long have you been waiting? Earlier in the week Aaron Stevens heard a very concerning story from Mick of St Leonards, whose wife has been waiting 15 months for a category 1 surgery on her back. Listen as Dr John Saul, GP and AMA Tasmania Member, joins Aaron Stevens to discuss elective surgery waitlists in Tasmania, and the impact these delays are having on patients.
4 SEP 2020
More money for 'pretty starved' aged care sector may relieve staff pressure
More funding for the ''pretty starved'' aged care sector has been cautiously welcomed. Federal Aged Care Minister Senator Richard Colbeck announced on Monday another $563.3 million would be offered to the sector, which has been struggling to cope with the pandemic.
2 SEP 2020
Statement from AMA Tasmania President Dr Helen McArdle
“AMA Tasmania welcomes the decision to change the operating hours of the Mersey Emergency Department to business hours only from next week, as we continue to face the pressures brought on by not being able to access locums during COVID-19.
19 AUG 2020
Extended border restrictions
The AMA Tasmania has welcomed the Tasmanian State Government's decision to extend border restrictions until at least 1 December 2020.
Tasmania has watched on with grave concern as other states including QLD, VIC, NSW and now New Zealand have struggled under the burden of further COVID-19 outbreaks.
18 AUG 2020
Massive Jump in Telehealth Usage
The Australian Medical Association Tasmania (AMA) welcomed further investment into telehealth. They said that while it will never replace face to face patient-centred consultations, telehealth is key to the continuity of care and provides an excellent flexible option for those patients who need it.
The AMA was ‘very pleased’ with the speed in which telehealth was implemented to supoort high-quality patient care from both GPs and non-GP specialists.
7 AUG 2020
Four Tasmanian doctors inducted into AMA Roll of Fellows 2020
Seven Australian doctors have been recognised for their service and have been inducted into the Australian Medical Association (AMA) Roll of Fellows for 2020. In a major achievement for our state, four of the seven new inductees are from Tasmania, including AMA Tasmania President Dr Helen McArdle. Listen as Dr McArdle joins Martin Agatyn on Tasmania Talks this morning to discuss the awards, and this significant achievement for our state.
4 AUG 2020
Seven doctors recognised for outstanding service to the medical profession and AMA
AMA Roll of Fellows 2020
Two current State AMA Presidents, two past State Presidents, the Medical Journal of Australia editor, and a married couple have been inducted into the AMA Roll of Fellows today, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to medicine, the medical profession, and the AMA.
Four of the seven are from Tasmania – a major achievement for the island State.
The new inductees are:
2 AUG 2020