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
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It is vital that outdated paper records in hospitals are replaced so patient information can be shared quickly and digitally especially during COVID-19, the Australian Medical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