Mary Wooldridge MP

Health Portfolio Media Releases

Mary Wooldridge MP is the Shadow Minister for Health

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Ambulance response times stall under Daniel Andrews

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

For all the talk and all the promises on cutting ambulance response times, today’s figures in the Ambulance Victoria annual report reveal that Daniel Andrews has failed to deliver any significant reduction or improvement in the waiting times.

More patients wait longer for Surgery, in Emergency and Ambulances under Labor

Monday, August 17, 2015

Today’s flood of information, reports and announcements from the Health Minister cannot hide the fact that more patients are waiting longer for vital health services under Labor. On practically every key measure, be it elective surgery, emergency departments or ambulance performance more people are waiting longer to access health care.

Daniel Andrews half-hearted health budget

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Prior to the election, Labor stated Health would be their #1 priority but Daniel Andrews has backed down on his promise to build major health infrastructure for Victoria with only 52 per cent of the funding provided to deliver his election commitments.

Sign the Petition to Save Peter Mac Hospital Beds

Friday, April 17, 2015

Daniel Andrews plan to scrap 42 hospital beds from the new Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is putting his own political ideology ahead of better health outcomes for Victorian cancer patients. Help support our petition to stop cuts to the cancer hospital beds by Daniel Andrews

Petition launched to support Peter Mac Cancer Centre

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Victorians can now have their say on Daniel Andrews’ plan to scrap 42 hospital beds from the new Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. The Andrews Government is under fire after announcing plans to tear up an agreement that would deliver world class cancer care services for more Victorians.

Statement on the resignation of Wendy Harris QC, Chair of the Board of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Friday, April 10, 2015

Wendy Harris is a casualty of Daniel Andrews acting in his own political interests, not in the interests of Victorians. Wendy is a highly respected board chair and has voted with her feet as a result of Daniel Andrews’ continued political interference in the operations of Peter Mac. Daniel Andrews has tried to sneak out this announcement late on a Friday to avoid public scrutiny.

​Daniel Andrews rips $20 million out of Peter Mac

Friday, April 03, 2015

Thousands of patients will miss out on cancer treatment at Peter Mac hospital due to the State government cancelling 42 extra cancer beds for Peter Mac earlier this year.Victorians have paid a high price for Daniel Andrews’ ideologically-driven decision to tear up years of hard work by doctors, research institutions, board members and donors to further build Melbourne as a world-class centre for cancer treatment and research.

Daniel Andrews fails to commit on hospital beds

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Former President of the Australian Medical Association Victoria, Dr Doug Travis, has released the interim report into a state-wide census of bed and theatre capacity, and has provided early recommendations about how to increase the capacity of Victorian public hospitals.

Time for Daniel Andrews to commit to smoking ban

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Daniel Andrews needs to stop dragging his feet and commit to banning smoking in outdoor dining areas. This is a public health issue. Victoria is now the only state in Australia that does not have a timetable for such a ban.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Shadow Minister for Health, Mary Wooldridge, today welcomed the opening of the $81 million Frankston Hospital redevelopment, which was planned, funded and built under the Coalition Government.

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