Mary Wooldridge MP

Health Portfolio Media Releases

Mary Wooldridge MP is the Shadow Minister for Health

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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.

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.

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