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Launceston General Hospital


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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.

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.

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


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Hodgman's Health Dishonesty

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Sep 2019


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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


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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.

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Feb 2017


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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


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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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Aug 2016


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Ferguson Failing Sick Children

Staff numbers, equipment and facilities in the paediatric wards at Northern Hospitals are distressingly inadequate.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Aug 2016


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Health Minister Needs to Commit to Permanent LGH Ward 4D

To meet patient demand at the LGH 122 beds are required, the number of available beds has remained at 92

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2016


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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


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Health Minister Ferguson Crippling LGH Emergency Department

The Launceston General emergency department has suffered an exodus of nine of eleven specialists and six senior nursing staff.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 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. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Jun 2016


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Launceston in Health Crisis

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Jun 2016


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Call for Liberal Government Not to Rule Out Additional Palliative Care Facility in the North

After the closure of Philip Oakden House in 2007, Launceston has been without a dedicated, standalone hospice facility.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 May 2016


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Health System Needs More Beds

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Sep 2015


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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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Aug 2015