THS clinical redesign unveiled

The Tasmanian Health Service (THS) has today released Building a Statewide Clinical Service Delivery Structure, First Steps that will help deliver better health care to all Tasmanians and provide opportunities for clinical leaders to aspire to one of the statewide leadership roles.

The structure follows extensive consultation with clinicians and THS employees and their professional and industrial organisations over the last few months.
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World Cancer Day

Cancer is the leading cause of death in the nation, with one in three Australians developing some form by the age of 85.

This undoubtedly has a significant impact on Tasmanians, their families and our health care system.
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Government responding to RHH demand

This afternoon, the THS has advised me that due to persistent demand, both emergency and admissions are exceeding capacity at the Royal Hobart Hospital. The Government is concerned that this high level of demand has persisted beyond the normal busy Christmas period.
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Medicinal cannabis

The Controlled Access Scheme will be open this year, as we promised. There are Tasmanians who have ruled out participating in the trials, because of the chance of receiving a placebo.

Our scheme will allow them to be prescribed medicinal cannabis products by a specialist doctor under certain conditions, including peer review. It is important to note Labor was in Government for 16 years during which time Ms Giddings was both Health Minister and Premier and did absolutely nothing.

Festivale 2017

Ready for Festivale, one of Tasmania’s great summer events. The Tasmanian Government is backing the event with $80,000 each year for the next three years to build the event’s profile interstate and attract even more visitors.

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Michael Ferguson

At Symphony Under the Stars in Launceston's beautiful City Park. Featuring Tasmania's own TSO... Lots of people excited and looking forward to the entertainment...lovely warm evening so far. Thanks to all who helped make this happen. ... See MoreSee Less

At Symphony Under the Stars in Launcestons beautiful City Park. Featuring Tasmanias own TSO... Lots of people excited and looking forward to the entertainment...lovely warm evening so far. Thanks to all who helped make this happen.

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I believe the entire crowd even applauded the efforts of all, including our loved politicians, who make this awesome event happen!

1 week ago

Michael Ferguson

Our Plan to grow the Tasmanian economy and reduce unemployment is working, with 4,300 jobs created since the state election. On average, four new jobs have been created each and every day that the Hodgman Government has been in power.

But there's still much more work to be done - that's why we're sticking to our long-term Plan to continue building a more prosperous Tasmania.
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Casual and part time up but full time jobs down. What a joke!

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