Mary Wooldridge MP

Health Portfolio Media Releases

Mary Wooldridge MP is the Shadow Minister for Health

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$175m Boost to Home and Community Care

Friday, August 17, 2018

We will deliver a massive $175 million expansion of home and community care and support for Victorians with chronic disease and other conditions who can safely be treated outside hospital in the comfort of their own home and in their community.

Liberal Nationals proud to have funded, designed and built the new Bendigo Hospital

Friday, August 10, 2018

As a result of the previous Liberal Nationals government the new Bendigo hospital has an Integrated Comprehensive Cancer Centre with 22 treatment chairs, a CT scanner and cutting edge linear accelerator, a 5-bed mother and baby unit, two more operating theatres and 64 additional beds.

Public dental a toothache for Daniel Andrews

Monday, August 06, 2018

Victoria's public dental system is plagued with excessive wait times and a failure to keep up with demand. Victorians are waiting in pain, and dental conditions are one of the top causes of avoidable hospital admissions.

Daniel Andrews fails to protect children under five

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Daniel Andrews has comprehensively botched the delivery of his free flu vaccination for kids under 5 policy.

Warrnambool Hospital's surgery wait, the worst in country Victoria

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

The median wait time for elective surgery is the longest outside metropolitan Melbourne. The median wait at Warrnambool is 54 days, which is more than two weeks longer than the rest of the state, who have a median time of 29 days.

Backing the health of Victorian farmers

Friday, July 20, 2018

The Liberal Nationals know food and fibre production is the backbone of our regional communities.That's why a Liberal Nationals Government will back the health of our farmers with a $4 million investment over four years in the National Centre for Farmer Health.

Patients denied treatment to reduce waiting list before election

Friday, June 29, 2018

Patients across Victoria are experiencing delays receiving timely medical treatment as hospitals face pressure from the Andrews government to report low surgical waiting list numbers in the lead up to November's election.

Assaults at hospitals up 41% under Daniel Andrews

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

New figures from the Crime Statistics Agency show that even Victorian hospitals aren't immune to Daniel Andrews' crime tsunami. According to the Crime Statistics Agency, assaults in hospitals have risen 41% since 2014, from 285 to 403. This is compared to assaults Victoria-wide which are up 16%.

VAGO finds Community Health neglected under Daniel Andrews

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

This morning the Victorian Auditor-General has released a damning report into community health services under the Andrews Labor Government. The report details that after nearly four years of the Andrews Government, a failure of leadership, lack of oversight and funding inadequacies have compromised basic health care to those who need it most.

Supply of Flu Vaccines non-existent for Victorian kids

Friday, May 25, 2018

Daniel Andrews and Jill Hennessy have a potential health crisis that is solely their responsibility. Having made the free flu vaccination commitment, Jill Hennessy should have ensured Victoria had supplies to vaccinate every Victorian child.

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