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Media Monitoring

Friday 2nd October 2015

    • Page 12 - Shock in bid to cut waiting lists. Some surgery to go offshore.  The Tasmanian Government has revealed its panel of elective surgery providers to reduce waiting lists - including two based in Victoria. ONLINE
    • Page 12 - Charity getting U.G.L.Y. jelly wrestling in kiddie pools, Halloween events, paint ball, bar tricks and various sweeps are all part of a quirky fundraising campaign stretching across Tasmania in support of people living with blood-related disorders. ONLINE
    • Page 20 - TGA to restrict popular pain killers with codeine.  Australia’s medicines regular has reclassified codeine-based drugs as prescription-only prompting criticism from pharmacists.

    • Page 2 - Police aid breast cancer research.  Tasmania Police Assistant Commissioner Donna Adams has joined in the fight to improve the lives of women living with cancer. 
    • Page 6 - Breast Cancer screening rates higher in Tasmania.  Tasmanian women are participating in breast screening at a higher rate than the national average, a report released on Thursday revealed. 
    • Page 8 - More beds at LGH set down opened.  Additional beds will open at the Launceston General Hospital on Friday to help the hospital deal with increasing admissions. ONLINE

    • Page 7 - Oliver stands upright aboard new Robstep.  A new set of wheels will make Devonport student Oliver Barker the envy of his friends when he gets back to school. ONLINE
    • Page 14 - New providers to speed up elective surgery.  Two Victorian health providers are included in the five private companies selected by the government to deliver elective surgeries to long-wait patients. 
    • Permanent online section in The Advocate on health. ONLINE
    • The AMA Media clips for Friday 2nd October 2015 are available for download at

Thursday 1st October 2015

  • Page 12 - 13 - Beautiful, vibrant student mourned.  A "luminous" young South Hobart woman, who studied medicine and played roller derby, will be farewelled by family and hundreds of friends and colleagues today.  ONLINE

    Page 18 - 19 - Talking Point - Yes we can afford good health. 

    Page 1 - LGH overtime blowout.  A registered nurse who left the Launceston General Hospital earlier this year has described the emotional and physical impact of working 17-hour shifts.  ONLINE

    Page 4 - 'Listen to AMA over Alcohol and Drug Services'.  The Opposition has urged the government to listen to the concerns of the Australian Medical Association over the future of Alcohol and Drug Services.

    Page 4 - TasIVF clinic to open in Launceston next month.  ONLINE

    Page 6 - Service set to remember young vibrant 'artist at life'.  Magella Tate has been remembered as an "artist at life".

    Permanent online section in The Examiner on health. ONLINE

    Page 5 - Painter of joy's final journey.  Magella Tate has been remembered as an "artist at life". ONLINE

    Permanent online section in The Advocate on health. ONLINE

    The AMA Media clips for Thursday 1st October 2015 are available for download at