Labor has highlighted a “severe” case of ambulance ramping at the Royal Hobart Hospital on Monday night, prompting the Liberals to point to their commitment to invest $127 million into ambulance services.
This photo was taken at 7:45pm today at the RHH.— Rebecca White (@bec_white) February 12, 2018
Our health system is in crisis.
And the Liberals health announcement didn’t even mention ambulance services - they forgot about our hard working ambulance paramedics who are at the front line #politas#tasvotespic.twitter.com/6uFJapDqZ0
Labor campaign spokeswoman Sarah Lovell said the Liberals’ health policy “ignored” ambulance ramping.
But Health Minister Michael Ferguson noted that a re-elected Liberal government would recruit an additional 62 paramedics and operations centre staff, a staff increase of more than 15 per cent.