Tasmania’s health system is broken and needs to change. The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to fixing the broken system to ensure Tasmanians have access to better health services.
The release today of an exposure draft of the White Paper on delivering safe and sustainable clinical services continues what is already the most extensive and open conversation a Tasmanian government has ever had with the community about health.
The exposure draft outlines proposals for a significant increase in health services available in the North West and an increase in the complexity of cases which can be treated at the Launceston General Hospital.
As a result of the proposed changes outlined in the White Paper, our health system will operate as one single statewide system with each hospital having an important role to play. Hospitals will specialise in the procedures they are best suited to provide, and patients will have equal access to the hospital that is an expert in the treatment they need.
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