39 additional permanent beds for the North

An additional 39 beds will be permanently opened in the North by the Hodgman Liberal Government.
The State Budget 2017-18 includes a record $7 billion investment in health and delivers more beds, with 19 at the Launceston General Hospital (LGH) and 20 at the John L Grove rehabilitation centre, and more permanent hospital staff for the North.

Across the North we will employ more than 85 staff, including more than 45 nurses, and a range of doctors, allied health and support workers.
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Labor votes against protecting emergency service workers

Labor has once again chosen self-interest above the safety of Tasmanians when they shamefully voted against mandatory minimum sentences for serious assaults on emergency service workers.

Frontline workers have the right to work without being seriously assaulted, which is exactly why we introduced this legislation that sends the right message that this will no longer be tolerated.
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More money, more paramedics

Our record Health Budget provides more than $7 billion for health services, and includes new funding for Ambulance Tasmania. Unlike Labor, who looked to bring in an ambulance levy and make Tasmanians foot the bill for vital services, we have put the Budget on a sustainable footing so we can invest more in our ambulance service.
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2 days ago

Michael Ferguson

Taking calls at the Give Me Five For Kids telethon. Tasmanians are being very generous and it's an honour to be part of the team.

Victoria just took my call as a real donor to show me how it's done! Now I'm ready to take your call.

To give, call 1300 877 336
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Taking calls at the Give Me Five For Kids telethon. Tasmanians are being very generous and its an honour to be part of the team.Victoria just took my call as a real donor to show me how its done! Now Im ready to take your call.To give, call 1300 877 336

2 days ago

Michael Ferguson

I took this photo around 8am this morning of the beautiful Mount Roland just south of Sheffield...basking in the morning sunrise.

I was taking the central plateau route on my way to visit Queenstown for a cabinet meeting and of course to call on our wonderful staff at the Queenstown Hospital. The photo has no effects or filters... Just gorgeous and in the raw! And yes, it was freezing at the time!

(Now heading back to Launceston for the Give Me Five For Kids telethon at Southern Cross News Tasmania)
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I took this photo around 8am this morning of the beautiful Mount Roland just south of Sheffield...basking in the morning sunrise.I was taking the central plateau route on my way to visit Queenstown for a cabinet meeting and of course to call on our wonderful staff at the Queenstown Hospital. The photo has no effects or filters... Just gorgeous and in the raw! And yes, it was freezing at the time!(Now heading back to Launceston for the Give Me Five For Kids telethon at Southern Cross News Tasmania)

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Terrific photo. Well done-a special part of the Lyons electorate! Guy Barnett

G'day Michael Ferguson, do you reckon I could use this great pic on my websitethisisaustralia.com.auplease? I will put in a copyright notice to yourself, and a link to your Facebook page.Thanks, Willem OfOrange.

Great photo - Hopefully you were the passenger 😉

Look at that frost!!

G'day Michael Ferguson, do you reckon I could use this great pic on my websitethisisaustralia.com.auplease? I will put in a copyright notice to yourself, and a link to your Facebook page.Thanks, Willem OfOrange.

Absolutely breath taking and just another good reason for living in Tasmania.

You are a very good photographer as well a Health Minister Michael. Lovely photo of beautiful Mt Roland.

Beautiful and you can see the cold in the lower laying areas.

I couldnot stop to take that same shot , but did admire the sun hitting Mount Roland with the dark cap. A beauty.😊😊

Great southern land!

what a beautiful photo

Stunning

Great shot.

It,s a beautiful mountain with many faces.

Have driven this road many times never seen it so beautiful.......

One of Tassie 's best views.. Great photo 📸

Great photo Michael!

Love that mountain

What a wonderful light

Great shot.

Love it, love it, love it

Awesome image. 😍😍

Stunning pic

Stunning

Awesome pic!

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