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Auditor General’s Emergency Department Report Demands Action

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Health spokesperson

The Auditor General’s report into Tasmania’s hospital emergency departments is enormously confronting. The figures back up the first-hand stories of grid-locked emergency departments. 

The most scathing finding, however, is the absence of effective leadership to implement the recommendations of previous reviews.

Tasmania Lagging on Emergency Department Wait Times Under Liberals

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens’ Health spokesperson

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.

At both hospitals, most patients are in the urgent and semi-urgent categories. In 2016-17, only 46% of urgent patients, and 57% of semi-urgent patients were seen within the clinically-recommended time at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Ferguson Responsible for Health Failures, Must Release Deloitte Report

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Health spokesperson 

The Health Minister should release the report into the operations of the Tasmanian Health Service Executive, so Tasmanians can have the full picture of what’s going on in our hospitals. He cannot refuse to release the report, and the likely damning evidence of the poor senior management culture it is expected to contain.

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