Mary Wooldridge MP

Health Portfolio Media Releases

Mary Wooldridge MP is the Shadow Minister for Health

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Thunderstorm Asthma Report

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Today's final report by the Inspector General for Emergency Management into the response to the Thunderstorm Asthma event shows Victorians were let down by the Andrew's Government who failed warn people, failed to activate appropriate emergency responses and failed to show the leadership such an event required.

Labor's black hole for flawed Heart Hospital

Friday, April 28, 2017

In an act of absolute hypocrisy, 75 of the beds in the Heart Hospital are likely to be private, while Daniel Andrews axed 42 Private beds at the new Peter Mac, with the 13th floor, where they would have been located, remaining empty. Daniel Andrews' promises are clearly not worth the paper they are written on.

Monash Children's Hospital, but Paediatric ED

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Liberal National Coalition Government worked hard to plan, fund and begin construction of this outstanding facility which will deliver paediatric cancer, intensive care, neonatal and mental health services. When Daniel Andrews was Heath Minister, not one dollar was spent on delivering a new Monash Children's Hospital.

New Bendigo Hospital

Friday, March 03, 2017

We do know of course that the cancer centre would not have existed if the Liberals and Nationals did not commit to it. We made a commitment of an additional $100 million that meant that the new Bendigo Hospital would not only be a new hospital but would have additional beds, a mother and baby unit — something I am very proud of — an integrated cancer centre and new educational facilities. So this new Bendigo Hospital is world class because of the additional $100 million commitment, and it has realised that full potential.

Daniel Andrews Axing Cancer Beds Costing Victorians $100m

Friday, February 24, 2017

​The massive cost of Daniel Andrews’ ideological decision to scrap Peter Mac Private on the 13th floor of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) continues to grow. Secretary Kym Peake revealed at a Department of Health and Human Services parliamentary estimates inquiry that the State Government has spent $11.9m fitting out the 13th floor of the VCCC for tenants who have yet to move in.

Thunderstorm Asthma - Communications Failure

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

It is unacceptable that Daniel Andrews' review into the Thunderstorm Asthma event will take over five months. Daniel Andrews and Jill Hennessy continue to avoid answering basic questions about what else could have and should have been done, instead relying on a drawn-out review, which won’t report till late April.

Country Hospitals Struggling

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Annual reports just released in parliament indicate 21 Victorian hospitals are currently operating in deficit - 19 of these are located in rural and regional areas. Why is it that more often than not, when we hear of a hospital service facing cuts or struggling to retain doctors, it is in a regional area?

Ambulance Response Times

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Before the last election, Daniel Andrews claimed ambulance response times were in crisis and said he would fix it. After nearly two years as Premier, he is nowhere near his target, with response times similar to what they were under the previous government when Daniel Andrews claimed it was a crisis.

Daniel Andrews Fails to Deliver Ambulance Performance Targets

Monday, August 01, 2016

The Premier made election commitments to improve ambulance performance. More than a year into his leadership, data released today has revealed a failure by the Premier to deliver on his commitments.

Cancer Beds Closed at Peter Mac

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Daniel Andrews refusal to properly fund the hospital has meant that beds and theatres are closed. Without additional funding from the Andrews Government, Peter Mac is operating at its old capacity, simply in a new location.

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