Mary Wooldridge MP

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Mary Wooldridge MP is the Shadow Minister for Health

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Time to strengthen childhood vaccination, Daniel Andrews

Thursday, February 08, 2018

​Today the Liberal Nationals will seek to amend the Health and Child Wellbeing Legislation Amendment Bill to close an alarming loophole which allows nearly 70,000 Victorian children to be exempt from the No Jab No Play Laws.

Bendigo Hospital still not 'officially' open

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Daniel Andrews should explain to residents why they are waiting longer for elective surgery, despite having a new $630m hospital. For a Government addicted to plaques and photo opportunities, there have clearly been major failures at Bendigo Health for the local MPs to not have insisted on an official event.

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre feeling the pressure

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The Melbourne Sexual Health Centre in one form or another has been operating since 1917, and there is no doubt it has made a very significant difference to the health and well being of many Victorians over that extended period of time. In the last 10 years the number of individuals who visited the centre has increased from 11,400 per year to 24,100.

Another massive cost blowout under Daniel Andrews

Monday, December 18, 2017

Victorians want world-class medical care, but Daniel Andrews' standalone heart hospital has been plagued by massive cost blowouts and delays. Today Daniel Andrews has revealed the cost of the Heart Hospital has blown out by a massive 210 per cent, from $150 million to $470 million.

Daniel Andrews has failed to remove flammable cladding at the Royal Women's Hospital

Friday, December 01, 2017

For over two years the Government has known about flammable cladding on Victorian hospitals and has done nothing to fix it. It beggars belief that Daniel Andrews has left highly flammable material on the outside of the Royal Women's for over 2 years when thousands of Victorian women use the hospital each and every day.

Labor falls short on palliative care funding

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government's last minute palliative care announcement falls well short of matching the Liberal Nationals $140 million commitment and fails to deliver the additional palliative care support Victorians need. Daniel Andrews' funding for home based palliative care is less than a quarter of the Liberal Nationals commitment.

History repeats itself as Daniel Andrews fudges health data

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

More Victorians received a Code 1 Lights and sirens response in recommended times from Ambulance Victoria in the winter of 2014 than the winter just passed. Daniel Andrews is trying to make his Ambulance Victoria response times appear better by dramatically cutting who is actually eligible to receive a lights and sirens response.

Surge in violence towards Victorian health workers

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

According to the 84 Health Service annual reports released in parliament this week, the rate of occupational violence Victorian health care workers experienced in the last year grew by a startling 33%. There were 567 occupational violence incidents reported at Ambulance Victoria, recording almost no improvement from the previous year.

Auditor General finds government is failing to deliver leadership and fair access to elective surgery in Victoria

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Victoria's health system is failing to meet elective surgery performance targets while operating theatres sit empty. The Auditor General's report into Victorian Public Hospital Operating Theatre Efficiency reveals that hospitals are working under incredible pressure to improve elective surgery performance while the government has no information on state wide theatre efficiency or capacity and is failing to provide much needed support for health services to improve.

Security Band-Aid

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Though extra security at hospitals is welcomed, we're only talking about this because the justice system has let us down under Daniel Andrews. It was because our bail system is broken that a man allegedly killed a respected doctor while on bail. Our hospital system lost a highly trained and skilled professional and father of two because our justice system failed.

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