An exclusive e-newsletter for members of the AMA in Tasmania
14th October 2009: The AMA Public Hospital Report Card 2009
is an analysis of the most up-to-date national data on public hospital performance plus more recent feedback from doctors working in public hospitals in all States and Territories. It shows that Australia's public hospitals continue to be seriously under-funded and are struggling to meet growing public demand for their services. People still experience excessive waits in emergency departments and excessive waits for admission to a hospital bed. Waiting times for elective surgery have been getting longer.
Chris Middleton fronts Prime Minister
12 October 2009: AMA Tasmania's President Dr. Chris Middleton attended a question and answer session with the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd at the LGH on Monday (12 Oct), he advocated the advantages of maximum local control for hospitals and health care facilities. See the Mercury article attched. Click here.
NAB Health and Aequis invites you to join them and a panel of leading healthcare professionals to discuss key findings from our ‘Changing Face of the Healthcare Industry’ report.
The panel will be moderated by a leading cultural anthropologist Dr Barbara West. We look forward to welcoming you at the event, which will provide insights into the challenges and opportunities for the health sector in the coming years. Tuesday, 27 October 2009, 6.00 – 8.00pm, Hobart Function and Conference Centre. Click here