Doctors in Training Survey - Hospital Health Check 2019
28 November 2019
This year's Hospital Health Check Survey is NOW OPEN to all Tasmanian doctors in training.*
28 NOV 2019
AMA SUPPORTS PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION ENQUIRY
The AMA strongly supports Independent Clark MHR Andrew Wilkie's call for the Productivity Commission enquiry into Tasmania's health system.
AMA spokesperson, General Practitioner Dr John Saul, said today, "the health budget consumes almost a third of Tasmania's entire budget, so it's critical this money is being spent in a way that ensures all Tasmanians have access to the right care, at the right place, at the right time."
22 NOV 2019
SPEECH TO THE AMA TASMANIA PARLIAMENTARY DINNER HOBART TUESDAY 29 OCTOBER 2019 AMA PRESIDENT PROFESSOR JOHN BURGESS
SPEECH TO THE AMA TASMANIA PARLIAMENTARY DINNER HOBART
TUESDAY 29 OCTOBER 2019
AMA PRESIDENT PROFESSOR JOHN BURGESS
JOHN BURGESS: Madam Speaker, the Honourable Sue Hickey, I would like to thank you for hosting this - the 12th annual AMA Parliamentary Dinner. What a magnificent opportunity for all of us who are so committed to improving the health of Tasmanians; to come together.
7 NOV 2019
BUDGET CUTS IMPACT FRONT LINE STAFF AND PATIENT CARE
Thursday 10 October 2019
BUDGET CUTS IMPACT FRONTLINE STAFF AND PATIENT CARE
AMA Tasmania says the $11.7 million budget cut confirmed yesterday by Treasurer, Peter Gutwein will impact frontline staff and affect patient care unless it is immediately reinvested back into frontline services.
AMA Tasmania Vice-President Dr John Davis added that while there are always better and more efficient ways to deliver services, the Tasmanian health system cannot afford any measures that take money out of the system.
10 OCT 2019
Addressing intergenerational health disparities: The -1 to 5 Healthy Start Agenda
The AMA recognises that many factors impact a child’s health and wellbeing. In particular, a healthy start to life commencing with parental health pre-conception through to age 5years, fundamentally impacts every person’s lifelong health and wellbeing prospects. Many of the factors impacting the -1 to 5 years of life are influenced by the family, community and access to government services.
1 OCT 2019
HOSPITAL BUDGET CUTS WILL CAUSE CATASTROPHIC DAMAGE
The AMA is perplexed at the comments of the Treasurer, Peter Gutwein about the impending cuts to hospitals budgets.
Vice-President Dr John Davis said “If one thing about the problems in health is clear, it’s that cutting hospital budgets in the current climate would be the height of stupidity. There is simply no room for cuts to hospitals without causing catastrophic damage to already over stretched services.”
30 JUL 2019
Sting in the tail of private health cover
There is nothing worse for a patient than having paid private health insurance only to be left with a large out of pocket expense at the end of his or her episode of care. “Beware of specialists’ hidden fees” (3 July), pointed the finger at doctors’ fees as being the problem, but it failed to address the reluctance of private health insurers to be open and transparent about their rebate fee structure.
10 JUL 2019