New funding for Palliative Care Tasmania

The Hodgman Liberal Government has consistently been a strong supporter of providing high quality end of life care for Tasmanians.

I am pleased to announce that the State Government will provide $81,314 in additional Better Access to Palliative Care project funding that will support the service to continue until the end of 2017.
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Internet-of-Things network launched in Launceston

Internet-of-Things network launched in Launceston

The Hodgman Liberal Government is proud to launch Australia’s first city-wide Internet-of-Things LORA network in Launceston today.

Last year the Government contributed $100,000 to the project which will see the LORA, a long range low-power wide area network, rolled out across the entire city.
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Getting on with the job of delivering a redeveloped RHH

After three years in Government we are now building Tasmania’s future, and the $689 million RHH Redevelopment is symbolic of the progress we have made.

Labor first announced they would build a new Royal Hobart Hospital in 2006. When they were kicked out of office in 2014 not a single brick had been laid on the project, and $10 million had been wasted investigating building a new hospital at Macquarie Point – with former Premier and Health Minister Lara Giddings now saying she “regrets” not building the new hospital there.
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Vale Dr John Morris, AO, MBE

I am deeply saddened at the recent passing of an eminent Tasmanian, Dr John Morris AO MBE who died on Saturday, aged 90.

Dr John Morris was an eminent yet remarkably modest Tasmanian, gentle in character and greatly admired by all who had the honour of knowing or working with him.
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1 day ago

Michael Ferguson

This is a distressing diagnosis and my prayers and thoughts are for Vanessa during this time. She will be so grateful for the community's support and best wishes. Let's remain positive for her.

MichaelYesterday, the Attorney-General, Dr Vanessa Goodwin MLC, Liberal Member for Pembroke was taken to the Royal Hobart Hospital by ambulance, after becoming extremely unwell. Doctors have advised that an initial diagnosis has indicated multiple tumours on her brain, and Vanessa remains in hospital while further tests are undertaken.

This is very distressing news for all those who work with her, and who know her. Vanessa is a warm-hearted, hard working and highly respected member of the community.

It is clear Vanessa will be unable to undertake her responsibilities as a member of the Government for at least a number of months.
Accordingly, I have today advised the Governor that I will be acting Attorney-General, Minister for Justice, Minister for Corrections, and Minister for the Arts.

Most importantly, Vanessa will receive the treatment, care and support that is needed, and will remain very much in our thoughts and prayers.
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This is a distressing diagnosis and my prayers and thoughts are for Vanessa during this time.  She will be so grateful for the communitys support and best wishes.  Lets remain positive for her.Michael

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So very sorry to hear this,good thoughts to her

May God's love comfort her and her family, colleagues and friends and may she make a good recovery.

What a dreadful shock for Dr Goodwin and her family. I am just a mere mortal, you don't know me, however I am shocked and saddened by what you are going through. Sincerely wishing you a successful recovery so you can enjoy your family and friends again:)

will be praying for her!

Very sad , healing vibes Vanessa

Hope she recovers quickly. 🙁

May the almighty god cure her

Very sad news 🌻

🙏🏻

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2 weeks ago

Michael Ferguson

After three years in Government we are now building Tasmania’s future, and the $689 million RHH Redevelopment is symbolic of the progress we have made. The Hodgman Government will deliver a modern, 10-storey facility with increased capacity for 250 beds and an additional seven operating and procedure rooms, which will form part of the new interconnected surgery precinct.
This will add capacity that will further help to address our elective surgery wait list, which is already the shortest on record as a result of the targeted investment by the Government.
In the year to June 2016, 19,000 Tasmanians had their surgery – that’s 3000 more than the annual average over the preceding five years and the highest per capita rate of any state or territory.
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Great work Michael

I read your submission to the Senate Inquiry into the "Complaints mechanism administered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law". You know that is a work of fiction in relation to Tasmania, dont you? (Btw i am more than happy to keep sitting here putting the price up. Jane Holden is your star witness lol.)

So it looks like $$$ Billion to finish , wasn't there a move a couple of years ago to build a brand new Hospital for half that

I hope the air conditioning is up to scratch.Stuffy hospitals are not good.

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