Mary Wooldridge MP

Health Portfolio Media Releases

Mary Wooldridge MP is the Shadow Minister for Health

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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.

Daniel Andrews' Cardiac Plan - All About His Ego and Not Heart Health

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Daniel Andrews’ pigheadedness means Victoria will bypass the unique opportunity to get our brand new Heart Hospital right. In the ultimate display of hypocrisy, Daniel Andrews welcomes private healthcare for people with heart disease when he has denied thousands of cancer sufferers access to private treatment at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.

Nurses' EBA

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Daniel Andrews needs to guarantee that the hundreds of millions of additional dollars that this agreement will cost Victorian hospitals and health services will be fully funded by his government and that hospitals and health services will not have to cut patient care to pay for this expensive deal.

Victorian Health Budget

Thursday, April 28, 2016

This budget has seen funding for Dental Health slashed by 15% after acknowledging that "good oral health is the foundation for good overall health". A paramedic pay rise, set to cost Victorian tax payers $54 million and delivers nothing for core public health issues of smoking or obesity.

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre to open with a completely vacant floor thanks to Daniel Andrews

Friday, January 22, 2016

Daniel Andrews' reckless decision to cut beds and $20 million from the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre will mean that this hospital opens with a completely vacant floor. This purely ideological decision to axe the private hospital will mean that over 10,000 people will miss out on world-class cancer treatment every year.

Ambulance report is a plan for another plan

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Daniel Andrews Ambulance plan looks more like a glossy plan for another plan. If Daniel Andrews had not wasted over $1.1 billion on tearing up the East West Link contract he could have built an entire new hospital like the Royal Childrens Hospital or employed hundreds of new paramedics across Victoria for years to come.

Warrnambool Base Hospital Upgrade

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

State Liberal Leader Matthew Guy has today confirmed that a Liberal-National Government will build the $100 million Stage two upgrade of Warrnambool Base Hospital.

Serious questions over the Victorian bushfires

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

In Parliament today, Coalition Leader in the Upper House, Mary Wooldridge, asked the Andrews Government whether Labor’s public holiday had impacted on firefighting resources. The government was unable to answer the question.

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