It makes sense to stay the line


Pre COVID 19 the State Governments 201920 budget projected investment in infrastructure including hospitals and health was $352.6 million, providing over $90 million to deliver Stage 2 of the Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment, including $63 million in new funding.

4 JUN 2020

AMA President reminds Tasmanians to remain vigilant as restrictions ease


Listen as Professor John Burgess, President of AMA Tasmania, joins Aaron Stevens to update on the current coronavirus situation in our state. Professor Burgess also discusses news of a Kawasaki-like disease linked to coronavirus, mental health, and whether information of historic cases is beneficial.

As stage one of the State Government's Roadmap to Recovery comes into play today, and COVID-19 restrictions slowly begin to ease, Tasmanians are being reminded to remain vigilant and continue following social distance and good hygiene practices.

21 MAY 2020

Telehealth could stay


There are renewed calls to make COVID-19 telehealth reforms a permanent feature of the state's health system.

However, the peak body representing medical practitioners says it will never fully replace face to face care.

About 10 million Medicare-funded telehealth services have been provided nationally since March, after a range of rebates were introduced to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

19 MAY 2020

Complacency is the biggest enemy we will have


As restrictions begin to ease across our state, AMA Tasmania President Professor John Burgess warns Tasmanians that we cannot just go back to the way things were before COVID-19. “Complacency is the biggest enemy we will have,” Professor Burgess says. Professor Burgess dubbed the coronavirus outbreak a ‘global wake-up call,’ stating we will need to adapt to social distancing and increased hygiene practices for the long-term in order to keep each other safe.

12 MAY 2020

The new normal post COVID-19


Aaron Stevens spoke with Dr Jerome Muir-Wilson, Director of Launceston Medical Centre + AMA spokesperson to discuss testing, the new normal post COVID-19, stress & mental health, vaccines, aged care and measured lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.


8 MAY 2020

Dr Jenny Misson, GP and AMA Spokesperson


The AMA is committed to providing expert advice and opinions on this ever-evolving health crisis.

Jimmy & Nath spoke to GP and AMA spokesperson Dr Jennifer Misson this morning to get an update on the current COVID-19 situation in Tasmania and to discuss Tasmanians continuing to manage their own health during this stressful time.

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4 MAY 2020

Doctors and nurses in Burnie feeling unsafe as report fails to explain details of hospital outbreak


A report by Tasmania's Public Health department has found the Ruby Princess is the likely source of an outbreak of coronavirus at hospitals in Burnie.

But doctors and nurses are worried about returning to work because the details of what went wrong as the virus was spread around the hospital have not been revealed.

The Government says that is because it's an epidemiological report and an independent inquiry will be held in the future.

30 APR 2020