The health and safety of patients, staff and construction workers is a priority for the Tasmanian Government.
As I have repeatedly said, it is no secret that there are asbestos issues at the Royal Hobart Hospital given the age of the buildings, which is one of the reasons we are redeveloping.
The RHH Redevelopment is actively managing asbestos removal and remediation during the refurbishment works, which are now in the final stages.
The Hodgman Liberal Government is working to improve the performance of our major hospital Emergency Departments (ED), as set out in our Patients First Action Plan.
Since we took action to re-open the Ambulance Offload Unit at the Royal Hobart Hospital in September 2014, we have seen a significant and sustained improvement in rates of ambulance ramping.
The Hodgman Liberal Government is delivering on our promise to roll out free Wi-Fi across Tasmania including to regional areas. As part of stage one of the Wi-Fi network, there are now 50 live locations across Tasmania.
The government is proud to have partnered with Telstra, which has been contracted for four years to deliver free Wi-Fi at popular tourist destinations such as Port Arthur, Cradle Mountain, Salamanca and Hobart’s beautiful waterfront.