Reducing elective surgery cancellations

 

The Liberals have taken early steps under our 100 Day Plan to reduce elective surgery cancellations at public hospitals.
In 2013, there were over 3000 elective surgery cancellations* initiated by hospitals, 71.7 per cent prior to admission and 28.3 per cent after a patient had been admitted. Read more »

RHH Re-development project status report

 

The Liberal Government is totally committed to providing the health services Tasmania needs, both now and into the future. But I am appalled by what we’ve been told.

It is a scandalous indictment of the previous government’s failure to provide the direction and leadership necessary for the biggest construction project in the state’s history. It’s also apparent that the former government were aware of the mess they had created but told Tasmanians that the project was on track.

You have to ask how could Labor and Greens allow things to get to the point where more than half the $43 million allocated for contingencies has gone before construction has even commenced. Incompetence on such a scale beggars belief.

I will be getting further advice on how to deal with these matters and reporting to Cabinet and the Commonwealth as soon as I can.

RHH Re-development project status report

 

The Liberal Government is totally committed to providing the health services Tasmania needs, both now and into the future. But I am appalled by what we’ve been told.

It is a scandalous indictment of the previous government’s failure to provide the direction and leadership necessary for the biggest construction project in the state’s history.

It’s also apparent that the former government were aware of the mess they had created but told Tasmanians that the project was on track.

You have to ask how could Labor and Greens allow things to get to the point where more than half the $43 million allocated for contingencies has gone before construction has even commenced.

Incompetence on such a scale beggars belief. I will be getting further advice on how to deal with these matters and reporting to Cabinet and the Commonwealth as soon as I can.