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HealthStats Paints Worsening Elective Surgery Picture

​​​​​​​Today’s update to the HealthStats dashboard paints a bleak picture for those Tasmanians waiting for urgent, potentially life-saving elective surgery.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Sep 2020


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Apr 2017


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Elective Surgery Waiting Times Blowing Out

The most recent figures by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in their Elective Surgery Waiting Times 2015-16 report are terrifying.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Mar 2017


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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


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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


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Public Health Crisis

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Nov 2016


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Health Budget Crisis Looming, Where's Will?

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


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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


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Stop Shifting Health Blame, Just Fix It, Minister

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Mar 2016