Mary Wooldridge MP

Health Portfolio Media Releases

Mary Wooldridge MP is the Shadow Minister for Health

Media Releases

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For Daniel Andrews' health is about politics not patients

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

No funding for new Footscray or Warragul Hospitals, or the redevelopment of the Alfred Hospital, the Royal Melbourne, or Warrnambool Hospital despite all 5 projects having received planning funding in recent years.

Patients waiting, waiting, waiting under Daniel Andrews

Friday, April 27, 2018

A number of performance measures have become significantly worse under this Labor Government. The proportion of elective surgery patients treated within clinically recommended times has dropped and the median time patients wait for elective surgery has blown out from 27 to 34 days, a 25% increase.

Third anniversary of Daniel Andrews scrapping Peter Mac beds

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Daniel Andrews' decision has cost Victorian taxpayers $100 million and led to the 13th Floor of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) being vacant for over 18 months.

Daniel Andrews forced to release hidden ambulance data

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The data released today outlines the over 300 case types that no longer receive a Code 1 emergency ambulance and have been recoded to a less urgent response. Three PAEC inquiries and an order from the Victorian Freedom of Information Commissioner have forced the Government into revealing exactly what led to 63,170 fewer Victorians receiving a Code 1 response last year.

Daniel Andrews hiding evidence of Emergency Department pressure

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Hundreds of critically ill Victorians in ambulances are being diverted every week from their closest or most suitable hospital because that ED can't cope with their arrival. Daniel Andrews has purposefully stopped the public reporting of bypass data, so he can hide the reality of the problem and his failure to deliver on his promise.

Mandatory drug and alcohol treatment to give families hope and keep communities safe

Monday, March 05, 2018

The new Youth Therapeutic Order will enable mandatory drug and alcohol treatment to be ordered by the Children's Court for young people in the justice or child protection system. Treatment will be delivered in a new $30 million 36-bed secure drug and alcohol treatment facility, which will cost approximately $20 million per year to operate when up and running.

Daniel Andrews shamed into matching Liberal Nationals free flu vaccinations policy

Monday, February 26, 2018

Instead of committing to protect Victorian children Daniel Andrews repeatedly criticised the Liberal Nationals policy and tried to pass the buck to others. It has taken Daniel Andrews over five months to match the Liberal Nationals policy for free flu vaccinations for Victorian children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years.

Victorians in the dark on Ambulance Performance

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

In PAEC hearings it was confirmed that the Andrews Labor Government and Ambulance Victoria have taken their eye off key Ambulance performance measures. When questioned today the Secretary of DHHS and CEO of Ambulance Victoria were unable to answer a number of questions including how many ambulances were ramped, how many times Ambulance Crews were "redistributed" away from hospitals (formerly known as Bypass) and why AV responded to 37,000 fewer code 1 patients in less than 15 minutes.

Daniel Andrews cuts Cancer Beds again

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Daniel Andrews has been caught out cutting cancer beds and it is thousands of Victorians with cancer who will miss out on world class care as a result. The fact is 32 public beds at the Royal Melbourne Hospital which were built as part of the 160 bed Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) have now been axed by this Labor Government.

Labor and the Greens vote against strengthening No Jab, No Play laws

Friday, February 09, 2018

Last night the Greens and Labor joined forces to vote against closing a loophole that allows up to 70,000 Victorian children to be exempt from the No Jab, No Play laws.

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