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Urgent Care Centre Report Welcome, Rollout Must be Prioritised

We welcome the release of the feasibility study into Urgent Care Centres - after more than 18 months of it sitting on the Health Minister’s desk.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Oct 2020


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Emergency Department at the LGH

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Nov 2019


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Effect of Budget Cuts on Hospitals

News from yesterday's coronial inquest into a suffering man's death by suicide at the Royal Hobart Hospital is shocking.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 Oct 2019


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Health System Funding

Subsequent budgets have not been keeping up to the real costs of running the hospital system.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Sep 2018


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Tasmania Lagging on Emergency Department Wait Times Under Liberals

The AIHW report released today shows Tasmania’s two main hospitals are performing poorly compared to mainland hospitals.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Nov 2017


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Issues at the Royal Hobart Hospital

In that last six days at the RHH there have been two category 4 escalations, four violent events and all elective surgeries have been cancelled.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Sep 2017


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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 May 2017


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Coroner Confirms RHH Under-Resourcing Putting Patient Lives at Risk

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  18 May 2017


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Ferguson Must Develop Winter Crisis Management Plan for RHH

Last night in the Royal Hobart Hospital, 17 out of 27 patients were waiting for over 12 hours for a bed.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 May 2017


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Emergency Department Report Ignored by Ferguson

I rise to put some more context to the report the Minister for Health conducted last year as part of the patients' access initiative Patients First.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Mar 2017


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Report on State's Sick Hospitals Ignored by Liberals

The report of the expert review on the State's two biggest hospitals was handed to the Health Minister last August.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Feb 2017


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Ferguson's RHH Christmas Chaos

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  |  Media Release  |  1 Dec 2016


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Hospital Decant Risks Patients' Safety

Senior clinical staff warned Minister Ferguson that the reduction in Medical Ward beds at the decant is a serious risk to patient safety.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Nov 2016


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Health Minister Needs to Commit to Permanent LGH Ward 4D

To meet patient demand at the LGH 122 beds are required, the number of available beds has remained at 92

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2016


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Health Minister Ferguson Crippling LGH Emergency Department

The Launceston General emergency department has suffered an exodus of nine of eleven specialists and six senior nursing staff.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Jun 2016


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Health Minister Ferguson Still Blaming Others for Emergency Department Chaos

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Jun 2016