The opening today of the new Short Stay Surgery Unit is another milestone in the Hodgman Government’s $689 million Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) Redevelopment project.
The Short Stay Surgery Unit provides more post-operative care options for patients and will help with patient flow by freeing up beds for inpatients with more complex health needs.
This week in Parliament the Hodgman Government will introduce legislation to extend our legislation for mandatory jail sentences for serious assaults to apply to more frontline workers.
The current legislation applies to Police.
The bill covers ambulance officers, paramedics, nurses and midwives, child protection workers and correctional staff and makes it clear that we will not tolerate violence, threats or intimidation towards those who work hard every day to deliver vital services to the community.
It was my pleasure today to officially launch the Tasmanian Lupus Association’s book “Lupus a patient guide’’.
As Patron of the Association, my congratulations go to Dr Lois Beckwith and her husband Dr Peter Talbot and their dedicated sub-committee who compiled this book about Lupus and other auto-immune diseases.