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Health Cuts

Madam Deputy Speaker, few questions times that I can remember have left such a sour taste in my mouth.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Sep 2019

Hodgman's Health Dishonesty

Premier Will Hodgman continues to falsely claim his government has not cut the Health Budget.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Sep 2019

Labor Abandon Health as Paul Lennon's Grip Tightens

After spending five years talking about the importance of health to Tasmanians, Labor appears to have abandoned their ‘top priority’.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Sep 2019

Courtney Must Rule Out Cruel Frontline Health Cuts

Health Minister, Sarah Courtney must rule out elective surgery cuts for public health patients.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Aug 2019

Budget 2019-20 - Essential Services Funding

The elective surgery waiting list has soared, along with time spent in the emergency department, yet there is no new money for health in this year's budget.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 May 2019

Elective Surgery Fail A Terrible Record For Health Minister

The Royal Hobart Hospital's record for providing elective surgery for people who urgently need it is the worst in the country, according to Australian Institute of Health and Welfare data.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Dec 2017

Extra $220M to Health in Greens' Alternative Budget

The Greens’ Alternative Budget prioritises what Tasmanians most want, fixing the State’s health system - currently at breaking point. Included in our Alternative Budget is an investment of an additional $220 million over four years to help...

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 May 2017

Tasmanian Health Forgotten in Federal Budget

The gradual withdrawal of Commonwealth health funding over the last few years exposes the dire state of Tasmania’s public health system. This Federal Budget continues that trend.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 May 2017

Elective Surgery Waiting Times Blowing Out

The only real deliverable that the Health minister, Michael Ferguson, has been able to point to since taking office is the Government's putative elective surgery waiting times, which he claims have reduced. If you look below his slick spin...

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Mar 2017

Elective Surgeries at the Launceston General Hospital

We are aware of patients presenting to the emergency department at the LGH with no paperwork and no after-surgery care plan with infections and other issues.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Nov 2016

Ferguson's LGH Elective Surgery Mess

The Health Minister today failed to explain why knee and hip surgery patients who were sent interstate for operations weren't receiving adequate post-operative care at the Launceston General Hospital.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  17 Nov 2016

Routine Elective Surgery Funds Going To Interstate Hospitals

Health Minister, Michael Ferguson, has been flying patients to private hospitals in Victoria for routine surgery to try and reduce the elective waiting lists.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Jul 2016

Health "Fix" Meaningless without Money

Staff in the public health system are unlikely to be satisfied with Minister Ferguson’s announcement of his planned “fix” for our broken health system.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Apr 2016

$27M Bandaid for Health

The government's plan to shift over $27M from the Consolidated Fund into health is clear evidence of a system that needs more support than it's getting.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Mar 2016

Hospitals Need Staff, Not Just New Theatres

The wait time in emergency and for elective surgery in our hospitals is skyrocketing and Minister Ferguson can only fix it by putting on more doctors and nurses.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Jan 2016

Liberals Fail National Hospital Report Card

The AMA Public Hospital Report Card is a shocking record of the Hodgman government’s mismanagement of our hospitals.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Jan 2016

LGH Woes a Symptom of Health System in Crisis

The Health Minister needs to take personal responsibility for the enormous and unsustainable pressure being felt by both the Royal Hobart and the Launceston General Hospitals.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Aug 2015

Expensive Advertising Comes at the Cost of Public Health

Health Minister, Michael Ferguson, cannot possibly justify spending taxpayer dollars on an advertising campaign for his as-yet-unrealised, unfunded health reform White Paper.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Jun 2015

Elective Surgery Waiting Lists at the RHH

One year into the job and Health Minister, Michael Ferguson, has presided over a massive blowout in the elective surgery waiting list.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Apr 2015

Ferguson All Talk and No Action

Minister Ferguson has so far done a lot of talking about health reform, lowering elective surgery waiting lists and delivering a modern Royal Hobart Hospital.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Jan 2015

Elective Surgery Waiting Lists

The latest Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report again highlights the pressing need for long term structural reform of Tasmania’s health sector.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Oct 2014

Federal Elective Surgery Money Won't Fix Problem

The announcement of a $23.4 million funding allocation to Tasmania’s public hospitals is welcome but it’s political smoke and mirrors.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Aug 2014

Health Funding and GST

Michael Ferguson needs to reassure Tasmanians that every dollar allocated to health this year in the Commonwealth GST distribution will be spent on health.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Aug 2014