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RHH Ambulance Ramping

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Tags: Ambulance Ramping, Ambulances, Paramedics

The Premier, Will Hodgman, has failed on his pre-election promise to fix the chronic ambulance ramping problems at the Royal Hobart Hospital, or explain how his government will in the face of massive Federal cuts, Greens Health spokesperson Cassy O’Connor MP said today.

“Six months after putting in writing his promise to fix the ambulance ramping problems at the RHH, the Premier has failed to deliver or explain his government’s plan,” Ms O’Connor said.

“Instead, Tasmanians are faced with the situation where patients and paramedics are left waiting up to six hours outside.”

“To add insult to injury, there is an entire ward at the RHH currently left vacant, and not the staff available to have it functional, while patients are left stranded due to the unresolved ramping problems and paramedics made to feel like ‘babysitters’.”

“Premier Hodgman is exposed for promising Tasmanians the world, throwing around half a billion dollars in election promises, and then failing to deliver where it counts while his Federal colleagues comprehensively move to shaft Tasmania’s public health system,” Ms O’Connor said.