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Health - Implementation of Recommendations of Auditor-General

There is an absence of effective leadership and accountability to change a health service culture deeply resistant to change.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 May 2019

Hospitals - Implementation of Recommendations of Auditor-General

The Auditor-General's report into the performance of Tasmania's hospital emergency departments is extremely confronting.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 May 2019

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Apr 2019

Greens Release Healthy Foods, Healthy Patients Plan

The resignation of yet another senior surgeon, makes it’s clear Michael Ferguson’s crisis at the Launceston General Hospital is ongoing.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  22 Feb 2018

Public Health Reform Desperately Needed Under Liberals

The Greens welcome the clear pathway presented through the Public Health Policy Reform plan announced by major health agencies today.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Sep 2017

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. It's clear there's no room left at the Royal Hobart Hospital for the predictable surge this winter flu season.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Apr 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

Emergency Department Report Ignored by Ferguson

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Mar 2017

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

Public Health Crisis

The Greens have been watching, as has the rest of Tasmania, as the front pages of most of the state's newspapers have continuously throughout this year painted a terrible situation that has been unfolding since this Government and this...

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Nov 2016

Health Budget Crisis Looming, Where's Will?

The Tasmanian Budget is heading for crisis with an estimated $1.8 billion in Federal cuts to health beginning from 1 July next year. If these cuts aren't reversed, they'll devastate our public hospitals and health services.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Jul 2016

Health System in Crisis

The events in Tasmania’s hospitals over the last couple of months are inexcusable and cast a black shadow over this parliament.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Apr 2016

Stop Shifting Health Blame, Just Fix It, Minister

The events of the last couple of days in our hospitals are inexcusable and they shame us all. We should not have to hear another traumatic story before it's fixed.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Mar 2016