Mary Wooldridge MP

Health Portfolio Media Releases

Mary Wooldridge MP is the Shadow Minister for Health

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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.

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.

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