Mary Wooldridge MP is the Shadow Minister for Health
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.
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.
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.
In Parliament today, Coalition Leader in the Upper House, Mary Wooldridge, asked the Andrews Government whether Laborâ€™s public holiday had impacted on firefighting resources. The government was unable to answer the question.
For all the talk and all the promises on cutting ambulance response times, todayâ€™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.
Todayâ€™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.
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.
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
Victorians can now have their say on Daniel Andrewsâ€™ 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.
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 Andrewsâ€™ 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.