The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, will ask the Prime Minister the following in Question Time today …

“Prime Minister the Commonwealth must intervene in the Tasmanian health system.

“Waiting times are the longest of any state, for example 946 days for urgent gastro and liver appointments, and doctors tell me patients are dying while waiting for treatment.

“Moreover bulk-billing by GPs is, in truth, declining, and Ambulance Tasmania has the slowest response time of any state.

“No wonder the AMA has lost confidence, and the Royal Hobart Hospital Staff Association warns of a severe risk to patient safety over winter.

“Prime Minister considering the Federal Government spends billions on Tasmanian health, will you now order an urgent inquiry into this dangerous, costly and avoidable fiasco?”

WHEN: Approximately 2:15pm TODAY 24 May 2017

WHERE: House of Representatives ( watch live at http://www.aph.gov.au/News_and_Events/Watch_Parliament )

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