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Serious Lead Levels Demand Health Investigation

High levels of lead detected in the water supply for the new Royal Hobart Hospital K-Block building is deeply concerning news.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Feb 2020


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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Health - Psychiatric Emergency Nurse Numbers

The Royal Hobart Hospital is funded for 5.8 full-time psychiatric emergency nurses yet as of two weeks ago only 2.8 of those positions were filled.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 May 2019


Parliament House, Tasmania

Want of confidence in Minister for Health, Mr Ferguson

The evidence of the past five years has persuaded me that this minister is not able to appreciate and to act in consultation with his hard-working staff.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Apr 2019


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Hospitals - Recommendations of Registrars

The legacy of the Minister's five-year health leadership so far has been a failure to listen to doctors and nurses.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Apr 2019


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Mental Health Funding

There have been documented occasions where people in severe distress have been forced to wait in the emergency department for numbers of days.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Oct 2018


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Health Whistleblowing

Dr O'Keeffe is a much-loved senior specialist in a range of women's health areas, including gynaecology and obstetrics.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Aug 2018


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Royal Hobart Hospital - Teaching Accreditation

Last August the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists withdrew accreditation of psychiatric training at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Aug 2018


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Health Services - Numbers of Beds

Dr Frank O'Keeffe is a highly regarded specialist who at a press conference yesterday expressed the intense frustrations of clinicians.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Aug 2018


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Mental Health Unit Rejected

The AMA leaves no room for doubt in their criticism of the Hodgman Liberal government’s plan to steamroll through a new acute mental health facility.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Nov 2017


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Issues at the Royal Hobart Hospital

In that last six days at the RHH there have been two category 4 escalations, four violent events and all elective surgeries have been cancelled.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Sep 2017


Mental Health, Man on Couch

Royal Hobart Hospital - Psychiatric Medicine Accreditation

As we have just heard, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry has withdrawn their accreditation status from the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Aug 2017


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Ferguson's Broken Health System Legacy

Health Ferguson’s parroting of an unusually high influenza season this winter is an insult to the staff and patients at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Sep 2017


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Ferguson's Failure on Psychiatric Medicine at the RHH

The withdrawal of 2 - 3 training psychiatrists from the staff of the Department of Psychiatric Medicine is a devastating blow to the functioning of the RHH.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Aug 2017


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Ferguson's Band-aid Budget Won't Prevent RHH Crisis

There is nothing in the State Budget to prevent the imminent winter flu crisis, and subsequent overcrowding, at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 May 2017


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Coroner Confirms RHH Under-Resourcing Putting Patient Lives at Risk

The Coronial inquest into the 2015 death of a Royal Hobart Hospital patient found it could have been prevented.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  18 May 2017


Doctor with Patient

Ferguson Must Develop Winter Crisis Management Plan for RHH

Last night in the Royal Hobart Hospital, 17 out of 27 patients were waiting for over 12 hours for a bed.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 May 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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RHH "Exceeding Capacity" Due to Ferguson's Underfunding

Minister Ferguson has finally admitted the self-evident truth, that “emergency and admissions are exceeding capacity" at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Feb 2017


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Ferguson's RHH Christmas Chaos

Health Minister, Michael Ferguson, needs to take his fingers out of his ears and start listening to the doctors and nurses in the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Dec 2016


Mental Health, Man on Couch

RHH Decant Leaves Psychiatric Unit Out in the Cold

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Nov 2016


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Hospital Decant Risks Patients' Safety

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Nov 2016


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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 Admits RHH Failure

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Aug 2016


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

RHH Falling Apart Under Ferguson's Watch

The Health Minister's comment that the possibility of a post-surgery patient being exposed to asbestos was "regrettable" is insulting.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Aug 2016


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

RHH Asbestos Questions Need Answers

The news that 40 staff may have been exposed to asbestos at the Royal Hobart Hospital is extremely concerning. We sincerely hope no staff have been exposed.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Jul 2016


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Sound Proofing Needed for Theatre Success

Construction of a helipad on the roof of the Royal Hobart Hospital and its potential lifesaving capacity is wholeheartedly welcomed by the Greens.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  26 Aug 2015


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Elective Surgery Waiting Lists at the RHH

One year into the job and Health Minister, Michael Ferguson, has presided over a massive blowout in the elective surgery waiting list.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Apr 2015


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Royal Hobart Hospital Alternative

The redevelopment of the Royal on its existing site is beset with problems.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Oct 2014


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Royal Hobart Hospital Taskforce

The appointment of John Ramsay to head up Minister Ferguson’s expensive, six month review of the Royal Hobart Hospital redevelopment is an excellent choice.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 May 2014