Upgrade of LGH 4K Children’s Ward

With the budget back on track the Hodgman Liberal Government is reinvesting in essential services such as health, and this will be reflected in the 2016-17 state budget.

I am pleased to announce today that our strong investment in health will include nearly $8 million to upgrade the 4K children’s ward at the Launceston General Hospital.
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Major redevelopment of RHH Pharmacy

With the budget back on track the Hodgman Liberal Government can afford to reinvest in essential services that matter to Tasmanian families, such as health, education and protecting the vulnerable.

This week we have already provided more details around our $20 million commitment to redesigning the child protection system, and announced $3 million to reinvigorate Lenah Valley Primary School.

With Duncan McKenzie, the head of pharmacy at the Royal Hobart Hospital, and Speaker of the House, Elise Archer

With Duncan McKenzie, Pharmacy Manager at the Royal Hobart Hospital, and Speaker of the House, Elise Archer

Today I am pleased to announce that the State Budget will also include an investment of more than $3.7 million to redevelop the pharmacy at the Royal Hobart Hospital, including an improved sterile pharmaceutical production facility to better support patient care. Read more »

80 new nurses under Hodgman Liberal Government

Data released under RTI today confirms the Hodgman Liberal Government’s strong investment in extra nurses.

The total number of nursing full time equivalent positions across the Tasmanian Health Service has risen by more than 80 over the first nine months of 2015 16. As at March 2016, the Tasmanian Health Service employed almost 4600 nurses (almost 3460 Full-Time Equivalent staff). Read more »