Tasmanians in limbo after coronavirus causes elective surgery cancellations in Victoria
Heather Carroll had been hoping and praying her next surgery would put an end to 17 months of severe pain from a back injury.
30 JUL 2020
AMA president Dr Helen McArdle says hospitals can't share information digitally
It is vital that outdated paper records in hospitals are replaced so patient information can be shared quickly and digitally especially during COVID-19, the Australian Medical Association says.
26 JUL 2020
Helping each other meant helping Hobart City Mission to deliver essential support to the community
Amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic, all healthcare workers were under increased levels of stress; dealing with uncertainty, change in the work environment, adjusting to new protocols and risking their own lives by going to work every day and potentially being exposed to the virus.
17 JUL 2020
AMA Tasmania boss talks COVID-19 vaccines, borders, testing
AMA Tasmania boss talks COVID-19 vaccines, borders, testing 13 July 2020 Australian researchers have reportedly experienced breakthroughs in regards to a possible COVID-19 vaccine. Listen as Dr Helen McArdle, President of AMA Tasmania, joins Aaron Stevens to discuss the possibility of a vaccine, the Premier's decision to delay the reopening of our borders, and people failing to get their cold and flu symptoms tested for coronavirus.
13 JUL 2020
AMA Tasmania welcomes agreement with the State Government on doctors salaries and conditions
AMA Tasmania is pleased to have reached an agreement with the State Government on a three-year wages agreement for Salaried Medical Practitioners working in the public system.
Lead negotiator Dr Michael Lumsden-Steel said that doctors were appreciative of the government’s offer in these uncertain economic times.
9 JUL 2020
Independent review into the North West COVID-19 outbreak
AMA Tasmania President Professor John Burgess welcomes today's release by the Tasmanian Government of the draft Terms of Reference for the Independent Review into the North West COVID-19 outbreak.
24 JUN 2020
Don't self-diagnose this flu season and get tested for COVID-19, says AMA Tasmania boss
As cold and flu season fast approaches, AMA Tasmania is urging Tasmanians not to ‘self-diagnose’ their symptoms and get tested for COVID-19. In 1 in 5 cases of COVID-19, patients are essentially asymptomatic, so what may seem like a normal cold, could in fact be coronavirus.
Listen as Professor John Burgess, President of AMA Tasmania, joins Aaron Stevens to discuss this and update on the current COVID-19 situation.
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15 JUN 2020
Dr Jenny Misson, GP and AMA Spokesperson
The AMA is committed to providing expert advice and opinions on this ever-evolving health crisis.
Dr Jenny Misson gives an update on Covid-19 In Tasmania - Jimmy & Nath - Hit Hobart. We only have one more active case of Covid-19 in Tasmania - so what happens next?
12 JUN 2020