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27 Jul 2019


Your Family Doctor and You: Partnering for Health

A lack of resources and funding is hampering family doctors who want to continue providing care to older patients who move into residential aged care, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today.

Dr Bartone – a Melbourne GP who has worked for more than 30 years with patients as they move through the stages of life – said that GPs provide cradle-to-grave care for patients.

Published: 27 Jul 2019

17 Jan 2019

Transcript:   AMA Chair of the Ethics and Medico-Legal Committee, Dr Chris Moy, ABC News, with Lorna Dunkley, Thursday, 17 January 2019.

Subject:  Aged Care.

Published: 17 Jan 2019

05 Oct 2018

A proposal to publicly publish the staff-to-resident ratios at all residential aged care facilities is a good start, but a flexible registered nurse-to-resident ratio must still be set by regulation, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today.

The AMA has made submissions to two Parliamentary inquiries into draft legislation regarding the aged care sector, the Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill 2018 and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Bill 2018.

Published: 05 Oct 2018

26 Sep 2018

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, 6PR, Drive with Oliver Peterson,
Wednesday, 26 September 2018.

Subject:   New Prime Minister, Aged care, Indigenous health, Euthanasia, E-cigarettes.


OLIVER PETERSON:   Joining me live in the studio is the new National President of the AMA - his first visit to Perth as the National President of the Australian Medical Association.

Doctor Tony Bartone, welcome to Perth.

Published: 26 Sep 2018

12 Sep 2018

Today’s announcement of an additional $106 million for the aged care system is a much-needed boost for a sector that has been neglected for far too long, but does not address the urgent workforce challenges facing the sector, AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said.

The Federal Government today announced an extra $16 million for the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, $40 million to support services in regional, rural, and remote areas, and $50 million to support residential aged care providers and their staff to improve quality and standards of care.

Published: 12 Sep 2018

06 Sep 2018

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, SKY News, with Tom Connell,
Thursday, 6 September 2018

Subject:   Elder Abuse, Aged Care

Published: 06 Sep 2018

25 Aug 2018
AMA President Dr Tony Bartone has urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison to keep Greg Hunt in the Health portfolio, arguing that now is the wrong time for a change in Health Minister.

Published: 25 Aug 2018

25 Jul 2018
The fourth AMA Aged Care Survey has revealed a looming crisis for aged in Australia, with more than a quarter of doctors surveyed saying they plan on cutting back, or stopping visits to aged care facilities over the next two years.

Published: 25 Jul 2018

23 Apr 2018
Older Australians deserve high-quality care, the AMA says.

Published: 23 Apr 2018

14 Feb 2018

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, SKY News, Live Now with Ashleigh Gillon, Wednesday 14 February 2018

Subject:  Juvenile incarceration and FASD, E-cigarettes, Aged Care facilities.

Published: 14 Feb 2018