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Crisis in Health Continues to Deepen

New data about healthcare in Tasmania shows a system that continues to deteriorate, and highlights the need for an ambitious response from the Government.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Feb 2023

Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Royal Hobart Hospital - Ramping

The RHH is advising patients to reconsider attending the emergency department. The hospital is at level 2 of their COVID 19 Management Escalation Plan.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Nov 2022

Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Ramping Tragedy at RHH

The devastating consequences of increased ambulance ramping have been highlighted once again.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Nov 2022

Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Health Failures Deepen - Again

​​​​​​​The Department of Health’s Annual Report highlights the appalling continued decline of Tasmania’s health system under the Liberals.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Oct 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

What Happened to Rockliff’s Government of Heart?

The Premier continues to insist on his plan to build an unnecessary $750 million plus football stadium – despite massive community backlash.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Sep 2022

Ambulance, Interior

Ambulance Response Times Out of Control

The response times for ambulances in Tasmania continue to spiral further out of control, with the latest HealthStats revealing a distressing new milestone.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Aug 2022

Ambulance, Interior

Ambulance Ramping

News that a woman died at the Launceston General Hospital after being ramped for nine hours was tragic but, sadly, not surprising.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2022

Ambulance, Interior

How Many Tasmanians are Dying While Ramped?

It’s unclear from the Premier’s answer today whether Tasmania collects any data whatsoever about the welfare of ramped patients.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Aug 2022

Ambulance, Interior

Urgent Action Needed on Ramping Crisis

A newly published Victorian study highlighting the harm caused to patients by ambulance ramping has important implications for Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Jul 2022

Ambulance, Interior

Health - Paramedics and Ambulances

Last year in budget Estimates we asked the Minister to provide data for the number of code blue events that had occurred on the ramp at the Royal.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Sep 2021

Ambulance, Interior

Health – Ambulances and the Emergency Department

Once Emergency Department staff have taken any treatment of a patient on the ramp, that patient then becomes the responsibility of the Emergency Department.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020

Ambulance, Interior

Tasmanian Health Service

Although there are aspects of this amendment that we support, we do not support the principle of the majority of what is written.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 Jul 2019

Ambulance, Interior

Child and Youth Mental Health

60,000 Tasmanians live in mental health distress every year. They suffer financial distress and social and financial impacts on their families and communities.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 May 2019

Ambulance, Interior

Auditor General's Emergency Department Report Demands Action

The Auditor General’s report into Tasmania’s hospital emergency departments is enormously confronting.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  28 May 2019

Parliament House, Tasmania

Want of confidence in Minister for Health, Mr Ferguson

The evidence of the past five years has persuaded me that this minister is not able to appreciate and to act in consultation with his hard-working staff.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Apr 2019

Ambulance, Interior

Crisis in the Health System

The Greens agree with the general tenor of this motion. It is a bit of a political motion because it has an internal contradiction.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Oct 2018

Ambulance, Interior

Want of Confidence in Minister for Health

In the paper today is exactly what we have been talking about: that this minister has persistently stood here and told fib after fib year after year.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Sep 2018

Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Ferguson's Band-aid Budget Won't Prevent RHH Crisis

There is nothing in the State Budget to prevent the imminent winter flu crisis, and subsequent overcrowding, at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 May 2017

Hospital Bed

Joint Health Shows Need For An Emergency Winter Plan

The Joint Statement on Public Hospitals from all major Tasmanian health bodies shows the critical state of our public hospitals.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Apr 2017

Ambulance, Interior

Reply to Premier's Address - Government Declares War on the Environment

The Labor Party, before this Government, has a long history of putting the environment last when it comes to salmon industry regulation.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Mar 2017

Hospital Bed

Public Health Crisis

Under a neoliberal market-first privatisation ideology, the minister has systematically cut the funds to the Health department.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Nov 2016

Ambulance, Interior

RHH Ambulance Ramping

The Premier, Will Hodgman, has failed on his pre-election promise to fix the chronic ambulance ramping problems at the Royal Hobart Hospital,.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Aug 2014