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Emergency Department

Labor Motion - Emergency Department at the LGH

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff contributes to Labor's Motion regarding the emergency department at the Launceston General Hospital.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 13 Nov 2019

Effect of Budget Cuts on Hospitals

Parliamentary Activity - In the absence of the Health Minister, Rosalie Woodruff questions the Premier on the impacts of Liberal cuts to the Tasmanian Health Service on emergency medicine.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 Oct 2019

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Health

Parliamentary Activity - This is, as everything is in health, a complex situation. It is on the Liberal Government's head from the first two years in Government, when it made a crucial decision to remove $210 million from the Health budget.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Sep 2018

Tasmania Lagging on Emergency Department Wait Times Under Liberals

Media Release - The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report released today on emergency department care showed Tasmania’s two main hospitals are performing poorly compared to mainland hospitals.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 Nov 2017

Issues at the Royal Hobart Hospital

Parliamentary Activity - In that last six days at the Royal Hobart Hospital's Emergency Department, there have been two category 4 escalations, four violent events and all elective surgeries have been cancelled again.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Sep 2017

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

Media Release - Despite the big talk about extra hundreds of millions of health dollars, the Budget reveals the Hodgman Government’s plan to spend less in the hospital system this year than was actually spent in the last.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 May 2017

Coroner Confirms RHH Under-Resourcing Putting Patient Lives at Risk

Media Release - The Coronial inquest into the 2015 death of a Royal Hobart Hospital patient found it could have been prevented.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 18 May 2017

Ferguson Must Develop Winter Crisis Management Plan for RHH

Media Release - Last night in the Royal Hobart Hospital, 17 out of 27 patients were waiting for over 12 hours for a bed.  With the winter flu season only just beginning to hit, Tasmanians are seeing the RHH Emergency Department at breaking point.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 May 2017

Emergency Department Report Ignored by Ferguson

Parliamentary Activity - I rise tonight to put some more context around the public discussion of the report the Minister for Health conducted in April last year as part of the patients' access initiative Patients First, so-called.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 Mar 2017

Report on State's Sick Hospitals Ignored by Liberals

Media Release - The report of the expert review on the State's two biggest hospitals was handed to the Health Minister last August.  Armed with this information, he continued to ignore the requests of hospital staff and clinicians to fix the problems.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 28 Feb 2017

Ferguson's RHH Christmas Chaos

Media Release - Health Minister, Michael Ferguson, needs to take his fingers out of his ears and start listening to the doctors and nurses in the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Dec 2016

Hospital Decant Risks Patients' Safety

Media Release - The Medical Ward of Royal Hobart Hospital’s B Block is moving to the “decant” building today.  This is despite senior clinical staff writing to the Premier earlier this month, asking for the B Block closure to be deferred.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Nov 2016

Health Minister Needs to Commit to Permanent LGH Ward 4D

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 17 August 2016Andrea Dawkins MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes:—

- 17 Aug 2016

Health Minister Ferguson Crippling LGH Emergency Department

Parliamentary Activity - Thursday 16 June 2016Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes the Launceston General emergency department has suffered an exodus with nine of eleven specialists and six senior nursing staff reported to be quitting,...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Jun 2016

Health Minister Ferguson Still Blaming Others for Emergency Department Chaos

Parliamentary Activity - The public record states that 9 out of 11 specialists from the Launceston General Hospital's Emergency Department have resigned. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 Jun 2016