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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20 hours ago

Michael Ferguson

This morning I personally congratulated the 26 successful applicants of the Healthy Tasmania Community Innovation Grants and officially launched the fantastic programs that will take place as part the Government’s Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategy to reduce smoking and chronic disease.

This is funding of up to $25,000 each to deliver programs in the community focused on promoting physical activity, healthy eating, smoking cessation support or a mixture of smoking support, physical activity and healthy eating.

St Leonards Primary School in Launceston were kind enough to host our event. It was terrific to hear the school choir sing and also have a look at their new veggie patch, greenhouse and new bike program funded by the Tassie Government's Student Health Initiative. I also had the privilege of meeting the school nurse - another innovation of the Hodgman Liberal Government.

Congratulations to all involved! There will be another funding round to occur next year. You can read more about it in my media release: www.premier.tas.gov.au/releases/healthy_community_grants_announced
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Great initiative Michael Ferguson!

This makes a teacher's heart very glad. Bumping into my former students from Kings Meadows High School and hearing how they're going is a joy to me. Working through this thing called life and kind enough to stop and chat to their old science teacher! Great to see you Alan and Nathan in the streets of Lonnie! ... See MoreSee Less

This makes a teachers heart very glad.  Bumping into my former students from Kings Meadows High School and hearing how theyre going is a joy to me.  Working through this thing called life and kind enough to stop and chat to their old science teacher! Great to see you Alan and Nathan in the streets of Lonnie!

 

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Hey Lads!!! Hanging with the Man.... top moves guys!

That’s my lovely grandson Nathan. With the hat. 😉

Didn't recognise you without your hat, Michael! LOL.

Great selfie boys.

Well done guys

It’s nice to see Alan Bird s success in beard growing.

You don't even look old enough to have been their teacher, Michael. 😉

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