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AMA Public Health Awards 2020

The AMA is seeking nominations of people or groups who have made an extraordinary contribution to health care and public health.

Recipients will be invited to attend the 2020 AMA National Conference in Canberra in May 2020, where the awards will be presented. The AMA may contribute to travel costs for recipients to attend the presentation.

In the year following the presentation of the awards, recipients will have the opportunity to participate in interviews with interested media, and engage in AMA supported activities promoting their work in their field of expertise.

20 FEB 2020

GOVERNANCE REFORM CRITICAL TO FUTURE OF HEALTH IN TASMANIA

Tuesday 18 February 2020
President of AMA Tasmania, Prof. John Burgess today welcomed the Government’s announcement of much needed reform of the governance system within health.

Professor Burgess said that AMA Tasmania had been calling for reform over the past year and today’s announcement was a step in the right direction.

“We are pleased with the positive engagement we have had with the Minister and the Secretary of Health since their appointments on the issue of governance reform.

18 FEB 2020

Deadly gap robbing Tasmanians of decades of life

 

This week many of you will have travelled between two worlds, unaware that for each kilometre you drove on the Brooker Highway the median life expectancy between suburban areas declined by one year — 19 years of life expectancy lost for 19km travelled.

Between these Hobart suburbs, the life expectancy drops to a level not seen in Australia since the 1930s.

How can this be?

25 JAN 2020

HEALTHSCOPE, AIHW REPORT AND ALCOHOL REFORM

Healthscope

AMA Tasmania welcomes the news of an agreement with Healthscope, which will see the provider continue to operate private health services adjacent to the Royal Hobart Hospital.

President Prof. John Burgess said that the signing of the contract for another twenty years brings stability to Hobart Private, its staff and the services they provide to the Tasmanian people, including for the public hospital system.

11 DEC 2019