Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Health spokesperson
Health Minister Michael Ferguson is desperately trying to plug the problems in the health system by forking out a fortune on locums. Across Tasmania, 50% more has been spent this year than the same time last year.
Right to Information documents show the Health Department has so far spent $5.5 million more on locums across all hospitals this financial year, compared to the same period last year. If that trend continues, the spend could be over $7 million spent on locums by the end of June.