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Police Officers in High Visibility Vests

Griffin Police Review Reveals Tragedy of Errors

The review by Tasmania Police into the James Geoffrey Griffin investigation reveals a decade long failure to properly investigate serious allegations.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Feb 2021


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Estimates Reply – Minister Courtney

The purpose of our questions was to understand what the Minister for Health knew and when she knew it, and what the response of the department has been.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2020


House of Assembly, Tasmania

LGH Child Abuse Claims - Actions of Police Minister

It took three months after the initial complaint for James Griffin's Working with Vulnerable People registration to be revoked.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

LGH Child Abuse Claims - Actions of Minister

At that point, child exploitation material had been found at Mr Griffin's home, including what the Coroner described as 'self-generated images'.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2020


Police Officers in High Visibility Vests

LGH Child Abuse Claims - Police Procedures

In July, whilst a CIB became aware that Mr Griffin was employed at the LGH and then at that point made steps to actually brief the hospital at the end of July.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2020


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Health – Commission of Inquiry

Only a commission of inquiry can properly uncover what has happened and the systemic abuse, as well as the links between different departments.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020


Child, Shadow

Safety of Children

The investigation that the Government has established into what happened over an 18 year period in the paediatric ward at the LGH is manifestly inadequate.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Nov 2020


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Launceston General Hospital Allegations

We are just starting to uncover some of the truly heinous things that happened over 18 years that man was on the children's ward at the LGH.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Nov 2020


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Commission of Inquiry Must Investigate LGH and Ashley Youth Detention Centre

The Liberals must do right by the children who are, and have been, in government care.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Nov 2020


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Ashley Youth Detention Centre - Commission of Inquiry into Child Abuse Claims

The Government's independent investigation has limited terms of reference and focuses on the systems within the Tasmanian Health Service only.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Nov 2020


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Commission of Inquiry into LGH Abuse Needed

The allegations a child sex offender was working as a nurse on the paediatrics ward at the Launceston General Hospital for nearly 20 years are distressing.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Nov 2020


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Launceston General Hospital - Commission of Inquiry into Child Abuse Claims

The independent investigation into claims of sexual abuse at the Launceston General Hospital has limited terms of reference.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Nov 2020


Doctor with Patient

Health in the North

The problem with the Launceston General Hospital has nothing to do with staff and everything to do with continual underfunding and under-resourcing.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Nov 2019


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Tasmanian Health System Cuts

It has been confirmed since you came to office in 2014, around $1.6 billion of funding that should have gone into the health system has been spent elsewhere.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Sep 2019


Doctor with Patient

Hodgman's Health Dishonesty

Premier Will Hodgman continues to falsely claim his government has not cut the Health Budget.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Sep 2019


Doctor with Patient

Unfolding Crisis at LGH Rests with Ferguson

There is an unfolding disaster for patients at the Launceston General Hospital as a result of Minister Ferguson's failure to respect clinical staff.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  3 Feb 2018


Mental Health, Man on Couch

Launceston General Hospital - Psychiatric Services

Patients presenting at the LGH with acute mental health issues will not be able to be seen by a psychiatrist or a registrar.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Aug 2017


Mental Health, Man on Couch

Ferguson Must Address Psychiatric Care Shortage at the LGH

Last week the Royal Hobart Hospital Department of Psychiatric Medicine lost their RANZCP accreditation.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Aug 2017


Hospital Bed

Ferguson Ignores LGH Expert Review

Today's announcement is just trying to distract from the core governance and organisational problems his expert review recommended he fix six months ago.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Feb 2017


Doctor with Patient

Elective Surgeries at the Launceston General Hospital

We are aware of patients presenting to the emergency department at the LGH with no paperwork and no after-surgery care plan with infections and other issues.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Nov 2016


Doctor with Patient

Ferguson's LGH Elective Surgery Mess

The Health Minister today failed to explain why knee and hip surgery patients who were sent interstate weren't receiving adequate post-operative care.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  17 Nov 2016


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Acute Crisis Care in Tasmanian Hospitals

I have noticed a couple of concerning things in the paediatric areas of the North West Regional Hospital and the Launceston General Hospital.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Aug 2016


Doctor with Patient

Health Minister Needs to Stop Blaming Others over LGH

The Health Minister is delusional if he believes the situation at the Launceston General Hospital is not about funding and resourcing.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  21 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. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Jun 2016


Doctor with Patient

Launceston in Health Crisis

Nine of eleven specialists and six senior nursing staff have resigned, retired or significantly reduced their hours.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Jun 2016


Doctor with Patient

Health System Needs More Beds

Launceston General Hospital patients are once more feeling the brunt of the government's health cuts.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Sep 2015


Hospital Bed

LGH Woes a Symptom of Health System in Crisis

The Health Minister needs to take personal responsibility for the enormous and unsustainable pressure being felt by both the RHH and the LGH.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Aug 2015