Media release: A/Prof William Tam re-elected to head AMA in SA
4 May 2018
The Australian Medical Association (South Australia) is glad to announce the re-election of Associate Professor William Tam to the role of AMA(SA) president.
A/Prof Tam was re-elected unopposed at the Association’s Annual General Meeting at the Naval, Military and Airforce Club in Adelaide last night. This will be A/Prof Tam’s second year in office. He is supported by Vice President Dr Chris Moy, who was also re-elected unopposed.
4 MAY 2018
Media release: AMA South Australia welcomes new SA Health Chief Executive
The Australian Medical Association (South Australia) welcomes the appointment of Dr Chris McGowan as the new chief executive of SA Health.
AMA State President Associate Professor William Tam said that SA’s new chief executive will need to be able to ‘hit the ground running’ in the challenging but extremely important role.
20 APR 2018
Statement: RAH/CALHN accreditation
24 March 2018
Following the release of the CALHN Accreditation Report, including the Royal Adelaide Hospital, AMA South Australia State President A/Pof William Tam made the following statement.
“The AMA(SA) urges SA Health to work closely with clinicians to resolve outstanding issues at the RAH.
24 MAR 2018
Media Release: AMA South Australia congratulates Liberals on victory
The AMA South Australia congratulates state Liberal leader Steven Marshall and the Liberal Party on their election victory. The Association looks forward to working with the newly-elected government.
18 MAR 2018
SA Election 2018: what next for health?
With crunch time coming for the SA state election, AMA State President Associate Professor William Tam is stressing that whichever party is able to form government after the election will need to put people at the centre when it comes to health care. “The AMA South Australia called its election priorities for this election “a people-first strategy” because that is what our health system needs to be about,” said A/Prof Tam.
“The patient needs to be at the heart. Can they access the services they need? Are they getting the right treatment? Is it the excellent care it should be?
16 MAR 2018
SA figures disappointing in 2017 national AMA Public Hospitals Report Card
AMA’s national hospitals report card highlights SA gaps
The AMA’s National Public Hospitals Report Card highlights that SA public hospitals are under pressure and under-performing.
The data break-down for SA includes:
In 2016-17, only 52 per cent of urgent emergency presentations were seen within the recommended 30 minutes – a disappointing result and a sharp drop from around 70 per cent achieved in 2011-12.
12 MAR 2018
AMA(SA) welcomes Labor's EPAS move
The Australian Medical Association (South Australia) has welcomed the Labor Party’s confirmation that a re-elected Labor Government would institute an independent review into the EPAS electronic medical record system.
An independent review of EPAS to determine if and how it can meet the grade as a ‘fit for purpose’ electronic health system is one of the major calls in the Association’s ‘Key Priorities for Health’ for this state election.
“EPAS has been a controversial issue for years now,” said AMA state president Associate Professor William Tam.
9 MAR 2018
AMA(SA) Media Comment: Royal Commission into health
Comments from AMA(SA) State President Associate Professor William Tam
“The proposal of a royal commission is new to the AMA(SA). It is not something we have called for or been consulted on. We will consider the proposal, but at this point it looks expensive and expansive. More detail would be needed, and there would need to be a guarantee that this would not be an expensive and time-consuming exercise that would take money away from the provision of frontline health services, and delay needed changes.”
2 FEB 2018
AMA(SA) Media Release: SA Election 2018 - AMA calls for urgent health remedy
With just 44 days until the SA state election, the AMA (South Australia) is disappointed with all sides of politics’ lack of answers to resolve our current health system failures.
“The major and minor parties’ health announcements so far have failed to address the real concerns of the public,” said AMA South Australia state president A/Prof William Tam.
1 FEB 2018
AMA(SA) Media release: Prescribing a safer system for pharmaceuticals
19 January 2018
Prescribing a safer system for pharmaceuticals
22 JAN 2018