Mary Wooldridge MP is the Shadow Minister for Health
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.
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.
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 has comprehensively botched the delivery of his free flu vaccination for kids under 5 policy.
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.
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 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.
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%.
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.
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.