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The State Government’s $100 million funding boost for public hospitals was a small step towards fixing a $3 billion problem, according to Queensland doctors. Emergency physician and AMA Queensland member Dr Kim Hansen welcomed the extra money for 65 new beds and support services but said it was not enough to alleviate clogged emergency departments across the state. “It’s good to see the State Government responding but our public hospitals need innovative and effective models of care, as well as more funding,” Dr Hansen said. “Queensland needs a five-year ED action plan to get us out of this mess.” AMA Queensland president Professor Chris Perry said AMA ...
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AMA Queensland has welcomed the Australian Government’s initial commitment of medical equipment and supplies to help India, as it faces an unimaginable COVID crisis. AMA Queensland President Professor Chris Perry said the devastating loss of life and shocking number of new infections in India demanded a large and long-term response. “Our worst nightmare is unfolding in India, where the health system is being overwhelmed,” Professor Perry said. “Indian-trained doctors make a tremendous contribution to the health sector in Australia and we know thousands of our Indian colleagues are desperately worried about the safety of their families, friends and colleagues. ...
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AMA QUEENSLAND MEDIA RELEASE - 11 APRIL 2020 Doctors warn new laws endanger the lives of Queenslanders New drug protocols announced today that allow pharmacists to dispense a wider range of medications and to substitute drugs without consulting a GP endanger the lives of Queenslanders, doctors have warned. Australian Medical Association (AMA) Queensland Councillor Dr @Nicholas Yim said new amendments, announced by Health Minister Steven Miles, were unnecessary and dangerous. "Without any consultation with doctors, Mr Miles has made amendments that empower pharmacists to prescribe a wide range of medications, including for people with chronic ...
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11 March media clips HERE Highlights AMA and AMA Queensland Coronavirus AMA Media Release - Coronavirus health package welcome but much more to do – here 7 News – 10/03 - Heightened response to the coronavirus outbreak - Interview Dr Dili Dhupelia, AMA Queensland President - here Courier Mail – 11/03 - Sick with flu? See a GP before heading to hospital fever clinics, says Queensland Health – quoted Dr Dilip Dhupelia, AMA Queensland President ABC – Flu vaccinations in the wake of coronavirus outbreak - Interview Dr Dili Dhupelia, AMA Queensland President Grant Broadcasters radio network – 10/03 - ...
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