New federal Health Minister

I welcome the appointment of Greg Hunt as the federal Health Minister.

The Premier and I have already been in touch with Mr Hunt this morning.
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It’s crunch time for the RHH Redevelopment

After the safe and successful decanting of the Royal Hobart Hospital’s B-Block last year, preparation for the structural demolition of the building is well underway with the required equipment to be assembled on site today.

The demolition is a major step in the $689 million RHH Redevelopment and demonstrates the Hodgman Liberal Government’s continuing commitment to focus on Tasmania’s health system this year.
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Health to be major focus of Government this year

Continuing to improve Tasmania’s health system will be a major focus of the Hodgman Liberal Government this year.

Since coming to office, we have made major improvements to our health system, with a record $6.4 billion spend over four years, and which has seen elective surgery waiting lists driven to record lows.
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Professor Phil Weiser

With Professor Phil Weiser, one of the people who helped turn Boulder Colorado into a tech startup city. Phil is holding a special “fireside chat” at Enterprize Launceston on Friday December 9.

Michael Ferguson shared Will Hodgman's photo.

We love our LGH and the Hodgman Liberal Government will continue to support our staff, invest in the building and grow our clinical services here. We understand the challenges, and our record funding and health reform agenda are starting to see some important improvements. We have more than 100 more staff at the LGH than when we were elected.

2017 will see the Allied Health redevelopment (including new special care dental unit) fully completed as well as design work on the 4K children's ward which we have budgeted $8 million to completely renovate.

Also, even though the LGH surgical waiting list has been massively reduced, we will continue with our $76 million Rebuilding Health Services program to help the next group of patients who have waited too long.

I'm told that having the Premier join me for a visit to the LGH was greatly appreciated by our hard working health professionals and support staff. We were able to listen to ideas and suggestions from the front line about how we can further support the LGH to support people in their hour of need.

I'm very thankful to be their minister.
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Thanks to the hardworking staff at the LGH for looking after me and Minister Michael Ferguson on our visit to the hospital today.

We love our LGH and the Hodgman Liberal Government will continue to support our staff, invest in the building and grow our clinical services here. We understand the challenges, and our record funding and health reform agenda are starting to see some important improvements. We have more than 100 more staff at the LGH than when we were elected.2017 will see the Allied Health redevelopment (including new special care dental unit) fully completed as well as design work on the 4K childrens ward which we have budgeted $8 million to completely renovate.Also, even though the LGH surgical waiting list has been massively reduced, we will continue with our $76 million Rebuilding Health Services program to help the next group of patients who have waited too long.Im told that having the Premier join me for a visit to the LGH was greatly appreciated by our hard working health professionals and support staff. We were able to listen to ideas and suggestions from the front line about how we can further support the LGH to support people in their hour of need.Im very thankful to be their minister.

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Carol Cass ReaPalliative Care Tasmania needs the State Government to step up now Minister. I cared for both of my parents at home in their final days. This sort of education/support is invaluable. www.examiner.com.au/story/4410714/service-comes-to-end/

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Tanya PetrieYou're doing a great job Keep up the good work

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Yesterday the Premier Will Hodgman and I walked Launceston CBD, meeting with locals, visitors and our business community.

We were pleased to hear of the increase in trade and the significant optimism that now exists. A number of shops that were empty in 2013 are now open for business. I also know that there is more that needs to be done to grow our economy and create jobs,

I am very grateful to serve you in parliament and grateful to be part of a majority Liberal government which has focused on the things that government should focus on: jobs, the economy, our health and education systems.

Launceston, you're looking fantastic! Let's make it even better in 2017.
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Mark SytsmaDid you see any Carnival goers from the National Baptist Basketball's games in town at Elphin Stadium this week Michael Ferguson? Over 200 In Launceston for the Week! WA SA VIC & small group from QLD represented. They all ❤️ Tassie!! Especially Launceston City

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Debbie AtkinsYou have to be kidding, did you miss going into the Mall. Isn't the Mall the centre of the CBD. Sorry you must have had blinders on.

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Collin BurnsSaw you both doing a quick walk around the streets, sleeves rolled up getting down to business. Keep up the good work, things are looking up in Launceston and Tasmania #goodleadership

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Lu ByardThis is great !Michael but I plead with you guys to look at what is happening Federally with the Pension system. You cannot have 1 size fits all. Take our situation, no children, never drwn on government for a single cent. Paid our taxes all our working live and served the Australian people overseas as well as a life time commitment to the Services and work as volunteer s a couple of days a week. Now we are being penalised by major cuts to our service pension. Is that fair ? We have been Liberals all our lives but I can assure you we are not alone in questioning our commitment.

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Graeme Atkinsyou need to take those rose coloured glasses off Michael.

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Millie Kupka JexThe city is very depressing to go to and the cost of parking is too high.

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Keith WigginsThis city. / state. Is stuck on the 80's, beaurocracy is holding us back!

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