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Serious Lead Levels Demand Health Investigation

Media Release - 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 - 6 Feb 2020

Tasmanian Health System Cuts

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 Sep 2019

Health - Psychiatric Emergency Nurse Numbers

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 May 2019

Want of confidence in Minister for Health, Mr Ferguson

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff speaks to a no confidence motion in the Minister for Health, Michael Ferguson, discussing failures in the health system and ideological opposition to policies such as surgical terminations in the public health system and...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 Apr 2019

Hospitals - Recommendations of Registrars

Parliamentary Activity - We have had this five-page letter from registrars at the emergency department of the Royal Hobart Hospital, an excoriating letter to the hospital executive detailing their gravest concerns about the failures of your hospital system.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 Apr 2019

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Health

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 16 Oct 2018

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Health

Parliamentary Activity - Tasmanians would have been gobsmacked with the news that was reported last night about the gatecrashing by a highly-respected specialist from the Royal Hobart Hospital, Dr Frank O'Keeffe.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 28 Aug 2018

Royal Hobart Hospital - Teaching Accreditation

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 28 Aug 2018

Health Services - Numbers of Beds

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 28 Aug 2018

Mental Health Unit Rejected

Media Release - The Australian Medical Association 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 - 17 Nov 2017

Issues at the Royal Hobart Hospital

Parliamentary Activity - In that last six days at the Royal Hobart Hospital's Emergency Department, there have been two category 4 escalations, four violent events and all elective surgeries have been cancelled again.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Sep 2017

Royal Hobart Hospital - Psychiatric Medicine Accreditation

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 9 Aug 2017

Ferguson's Broken Health System Legacy

Media Release - Health Minister, Michael Ferguson’s parroting of an unpredictable, unusually high influenza season this winter is an insult to the staff and patients at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Sep 2017

Ferguson's Failure on Psychiatric Medicine at the RHH

Media Release - The Royal Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatrists yesterday formally advised the Tasmanian Health Service that the Royal Hobart Hospital would no longer be considered an accredited training hospital.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 9 Aug 2017

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

Media Release - Despite the big talk about extra hundreds of millions of health dollars, the Budget reveals the Hodgman Government’s plan to spend less in the hospital system this year than was actually spent in the last.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 May 2017

Coroner Confirms RHH Under-Resourcing Putting Patient Lives at Risk

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 18 May 2017

Ferguson Must Develop Winter Crisis Management Plan for RHH

Media Release - Last night in the Royal Hobart Hospital, 17 out of 27 patients were waiting for over 12 hours for a bed.  With the winter flu season only just beginning to hit, Tasmanians are seeing the RHH Emergency Department at breaking point.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 May 2017

Report on State's Sick Hospitals Ignored by Liberals

Media Release - The report of the expert review on the State's two biggest hospitals was handed to the Health Minister last August.  Armed with this information, he continued to ignore the requests of hospital staff and clinicians to fix the problems.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 28 Feb 2017

RHH "Exceeding Capacity" Due to Ferguson's Underfunding

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Health spokespersonHealth Minister, Michael Ferguson, has finally admitted the self-evident truth, that “emergency and admissions are exceeding capacity" at the Royal Hobart Hospital.It’s not the persistent...

- 3 Feb 2017

Ferguson's RHH Christmas Chaos

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Health spokespersonHealth 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. If he doesn’t, southern Tasmanians...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Dec 2016

RHH Decant Leaves Psychiatric Unit Out in the Cold

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Health spokespersonThe decant of the Psychiatric Unit at the Royal Hobart Hospital, due to start tomorrow, will drastically cut the quality of care for people in the greatest need.

- 28 Nov 2016

Hospital Decant Risks Patients' Safety

Media Release - The Medical Ward of Royal Hobart Hospital’s B Block is moving to the “decant” building today.  This is despite senior clinical staff writing to the Premier earlier this month, asking for the B Block closure to be deferred.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Nov 2016

Acute Crisis Care in Tasmanian Hospitals

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I want to report some of the reflections I have had on during my recent visits to a number of our public hospitals.  My intention is to visit all public hospitals in the state and to meet with staff...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 Aug 2016

Ferguson Admits RHH Failure

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Health spokespersonIn a long-winded Ministerial Statement made to Parliament today, the Health Minister admitted the Royal Hobart Hospital redevelopment will be delayed until mid-2019.

- 16 Aug 2016

RHH Falling Apart Under Ferguson's Watch

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Health spokespersonThe Health Minister's comment that the possibility of a post-surgery patient being exposed to asbestos was "regrettable" is insulting.

- 11 Aug 2016

RHH Asbestos Questions Need Answers

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Health spokespersonThe 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.

- 29 Jul 2016

Sound Proofing Needed for Theatre Success

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Arts spokespersonConstruction of a helipad on the roof of the Royal Hobart Hospital and its potential lifesaving capacity is wholeheartedly welcomed by the Greens.

- 26 Aug 2015