The Tasmanian Health Service (THS) has today released Building a Statewide Clinical Service Delivery Structure, First Steps that will help deliver better health care to all Tasmanians and provide opportunities for clinical leaders to aspire to one of the statewide leadership roles.

The structure follows extensive consultation with clinicians and THS employees and their professional and industrial organisations over the last few months.

The structure will see clinical services grouped into six statewide streams, with a dedicated clinician management team to lead each stream.

The streams will provide the necessary clinical leadership to support sustainable and meaningful reform and improve the delivery of health services in the state.

The THS will continue to consult with senior medical, nursing and allied health leaders and community members from across Tasmania to collaboratively implement the new structure.

The Hodgman Liberal Government’s One State, One Health System, Better Outcomes White Paper released in June 2015, laid down the blueprint for a once in a generation reform of our health system and to give Tasmania a truly statewide health service.

The Government wants to ensure that Tasmanians, no matter where they live, will get the health care they need at the facility that is best able to provide it.

The need to invest in better health outcomes underpins our reforms, and that is why it’s important that statewide structures are put in place to cut duplication and maximise frontline care.

The THS will now consult extensively.

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