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Hospital health care decisions back in local hands

Improving our health system is a priority of the Hodgman Liberal Government.

We remain committed to our single statewide health system which is delivering better health outcomes for Tasmanians – outcomes like shorter surgery waiting lists and more beds. It’s clear however that decision-making is too centralised.

We are determined to deliver better hospital management with a focus on strong, local leadership and that’s why a re-elected Hodgman Liberal Government will strengthen local hospital decision-making. It’s the medical, nursing, allied health and staff across our hospitals who know how the system can work to best benefit patients.

Our plan to strengthen local hospital decision-making will deliver better health services across Tasmania while retaining a statewide health system. Our commitment means they can get on with the job and make the day-to-day decisions necessary to support patient care. read more…

Major West Tamar Highway upgrade if Liberal Government re-elected

A re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government will widen and reseal the West Tamar Highway from the Brisbane Street intersection, all the way through to the Legana Park Drive roundabout. It will improve the surface for all road users and also cut down commuting time.

This is a fantastic plan for the Bass electorate and beyond.

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Healthy community grants announced

More than $500,000 in preventive health grants will flow to 26 community projects around the State to improve the health and wellbeing of Tasmanians.

The Hodgman Liberal Government’s Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants of up to $25,000 each, are encouraging innovation and grassroots community action to improve the health of Tasmanians.

The projects will focus on quitting smoking, healthy eating, physical activity and community connection.

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White finally admits Labor closed mental health beds

Rebecca White has finally admitted on radio that a decrease in mental health beds occurred under Labor after one year of lying to Tasmanians about it for political point-scoring.

Ms White has repeatedly claimed the Liberal Government was responsible for 10 bed closures, which is wrong.

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LGH Children’s Ward major upgrade and expansion

Tenders will be called within the next month for works to upgrade the much loved 4K children’s ward at the Launceston General Hospital following final approval of the Liberal Government funding and development plans.

I was pleased to meet with staff and parents of young patients yesterday to view design plans which represent the first major upgrade of the paediatric ward since it was built more than 30 years ago.

The project will see ward 4K upgraded and expanded to meet the clinical needs of acutely ill children as well as provide a much better environment for recovery.

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