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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

Nurses Next in Liberals' Frontline Health Cuts

The enforced reduction of casual and permanent part-time nurses’ shift hours is the next frontline health cut under the Liberals’ efficiency dividend.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Sep 2019

Ferguson Left Hospitals Under-Resourced, Running on Empty

Health Minister, Michael Ferguson, was continually warned that the current resourcing of general admission wards at the Royal Hobart and Launceston General hospitals is far short of what was needed to cope with the winter patient burden.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Oct 2016

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

Ferguson Failing Sick Children

Staff numbers, equipment and facilities in the paediatric wards at the North West General Hospital and the Launceston General Hospital are distressingly inadequate.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Aug 2016

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

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

Patient Care at Risk

Calls on the government to permanently employ more nurses and midwives in order to ensure safe patient care rather than relying on overtime and double shifts. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Nov 2015

Smoke and Mirrors in Our Hospitals

The government’s proposal to limit nursing shifts to a maximum of 12 hours, except in exceptional circumstances, will do nothing to improve the amount of double-shifts being worked around the state.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Nov 2015

Explanation of $100K THS Recruitment Bill Needed

The THS has had an interim CEO in place for more than four months, and the recruitment process for the permanent CEO is still not finalised. The government needs to tell us what's taking so long and why it's cost so much.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Nov 2015

Valuing community nurses

The Australian College of Nursing has launched the Community and Primary Health Care Nursing Week to celebrate the work of community-based health care.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2015

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

Hodgman Regime Attacks Workers' Rights

The Hodgman regime has tried to restrict the rights of nurses and midwives to better understand the impact of the public sector wage freeze.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Aug 2014